Council’s New 2020 Tree City USA Reward Grants

The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Communities in New York State that have been a Tree City USA for at least the past five years can apply for up to $1,000. … Read more…

2020 Quick Start Grants Info & Application

The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Many blog posts have appeared here about past recipients of this grant and how they used their Quick Start (also known as Arbor Day) … Read more…

Round 15 EPF Grants Period Open!!

10/03/2019 DEC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR URBAN FORESTRY PROJECTS $1.2 Million in Grants Available to Increase Number of Public Trees and Strengthen Community Forest Programs Statewide  State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced up to $1.2 million in grant funding is available for urban forestry projects across New York. Grants are available for … Read more…

DEC Announces $2.24 Million in Urban Forestry Grants Awarded to Projects Statewide

DEC ANNOUNCES $2.24 MILLION IN URBAN FORESTRY GRANTS AWARDED TO PROJECTS STATEWIDE Funding Supports Tree Plantings and Projects to Protect Air Quality, Water Quality and Natural Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry projects to protect air quality, water quality, and … Read more…

Deadline to Apply for Environmental Justice Grants Extended to July 27, 2018

DEC Extends Application Period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants Deadline to Apply for Grants Extended to July 27, 2018 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the extension of the application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to July … Read more…

DEC ANNOUNCES $350,000 HUDSON RIVER IN ESTUARY GRANTS

Healthy urban forests protect the health of watersheds by slowing down stormwater runoff and sediment transport. Note that one category of the projects funding by these Hudson River Estuary grants is:  Using green infrastructure practices as a means to reduce combined sewer overflows.  Grants Will Improve Water Quality and Protect Natural Resources New York State … Read more…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces $2.2 Million in UCF Grants

Also in this update from the Governor’s office: DEC Honored with 10-Year Achievement in Sustainable Forest Management Status for Forest Certification Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced Highlighting Albany’s 16th Year as a Tree City USA Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $2.2 million in grants for tree planting and community forestry … Read more…