The NYSUFC offers two kinds of grants for New York State communities: Quick Start and Tree City USA Reward. The Council is currently accepting applications for Quick Start Grants for Spring 2023 tree planting ceremonies. Deadline March 8, 2023

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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.

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