2022 Communities Caring for Canopy Grants

Communities Caring for Canopy grants act as seed funding to help communities care for their publicly managed trees and forests by taking the necessary actions to develop and sustain a community-wide tree program. These grants allow for multiple program components (e.g. tree planting, tree maintenance, planning, public outreach, staff and tree warden training) to be merged into one grant application for ease and flexibility.

2022 Communities Caring for Canopy Grants are now closed; information about next year's grants will be released in the fall.

Available Funds

$50,000 total in 1:1 cost-share grants will be available in 2022. The minimum funding for proposals is $1,000 and the maximum funding for proposals is $5,000. These funds will be distributed through a competitive grant review and selection process.  

Eligible Project Components

Projects must relate to urban and community forestry in publicly managed spaces, take place in Vermont, and may consist of one or more of the following program components:

  • Tree planting
  • Tree maintenance
  • Removal of public ash trees
  • Tree inventory
  • Plan development
  • Emerald ash borer preparedness
  • Public outreach
  • Staff or tree warden training
  • Program development 

Grant Documents

Grant Overview 

Grant Application - fillable PDF  

Note: if using the fillable PDF, download the form to your computer BEFORE beginning to fill it out. 

Grant Application - Word  


For more information or assistance, contact the VT UCF staff listed below.

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