2023 NYS Urban Forestry Council Tree City USA Reward Grant Notice
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 consecutive years can apply for up to $1,000. Funding has been provided by the New York State Urban Forestry Council and the USDA Forest Service.
- Planting projects must be scheduled for the Fall of 2023
- Applications scored competitively. Deadline extended to September 30th.
- Award recipients will be notified by mid-October 2023
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More information and grant application
The NYSUFC offers two kinds of grants for New York State communities: Quick Start and Tree City USA Reward.
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TREE CITY USA Reward Grants
The intent of this grant is to encourage municipalities to sustain their community forestry program and maintain their status as a Tree City USA through a celebratory tree planting, in the fall, in which large specimen trees or a grove of trees are planted in a prominent location within the community. The grants are made possible by a combination of U.S. Forest Service grant funds and unrestricted NYSUFC funds. Applicants must have been a Tree City USA for at least the past five years.
Quick Start Grants
Through U.S. Forest Service funding, the NYSUFC offers Quick Start competitive grants of up to $1,000 each to small communities who want to pursue Tree City USA status, starting with an inaugural Arbor Day tree planting celebration in the spring.