The NYSUFC offers two kinds of grants: Quick Start and Tree City USA Reward.
Applications are currently being accepted (deadline July 15, 2022) for Tree City USA Reward Grants:
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 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 are sought in spring and/or fall and must have been a Tree City USA for at least the past five years.
More information and application
Applications due July 15, 2022
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 spring or fall.
Follow the Council blog or subscribe to the monthly Taking Root e-news for heads-up on the next round of each grant. See the blog for many posts about grant-funded events.