OverviewCalifornia ReLeaf administers urban forestry grant programs on behalf of the State of California. Grant funding is provided through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA Forest Service.
The purpose of these programs is to meet the critical need of creating and sustaining healthy communities in California by providing funding for an array of urban forestry efforts that range from education and outreach to tree-planting projects.
Since 1992, California ReLeaf has distributed more than $9 million to nonprofits, local agencies and community-based groups throughout the state for the planting and care of trees on public property, education and outreach projects, green jobs training, and volunteer development. Grant recipients have involved thousands of volunteers in the planting and care of nearly 200,000 trees and have contributed more than $9.8 million in donated goods and services, volunteer time, and matching funds.
2013 California ReLeaf Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program
Funding is available now to assist nonprofit and community-based groups throughout California. Projects will create opportunities for environmental education through tree planting and tree care projects. The California ReLeaf Urban Forestry and Education Grant Program is funded through a contract with the Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Eligible applicants include incorporated nonprofit organizations and unincorporated, community-based groups, with a financial sponsor, located in California. Individual funding requests range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Proposals must be postmarked by May 24, 2013. Look in the yellow box below to download the guidelines and application as a PDF form. To request a hard copy, please email gro.faelerainrofilacnull@sllimc or call (916) 497-0035.
2013 California ReLeaf Urban Forestry & Education Grant Program Tools & Templates
Guideline Specifications for selecting, planting and early care of young trees – This document is a compilation of the “Guideline Specification for Nursery Tree Quality, Strategies for Growing a High‐Quality Root System, Trunk, and Crown in a Container Nursery,” and the Tree Care Cue Cards. It has been prepared to help green industry professionals in the efforts to select, plant and care for young trees.
California ReLeaf Grant Webinar
The current round of California ReLeaf grants includes some changes from past grant cycles. During the webinar, we led participants through the changes, reviewed the call for proposals and application, and answered questions. We suggest you read through the grant guidelines and application before viewing the slideshow from the webinar.