ReLeaf Grants

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Overview

California ReLeaf seeks and provides pass-through grants to ReLeaf Network Members and other community groups interested in planting and caring for trees in California. In the past, grant funding has been provided through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA Forest Service. (see, for example, the Recovery Act Grants of 2009).

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.


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California Arbor Week Celebration Program – Call for Applications
Due March 3, 2017

California ReLeaf is pleased to announce $50,000 in pass-through funding for the 2017 California Arbor Week to celebrate the value of trees for all Californians. This program is brought to you thanks to the support of the USDA Forest Service and Pacific Gas & Electric.

If you are interested in receiving a $1,000 – 3,000 stipend to celebrate California Arbor Week, please review the program criteria in the Call for Applications:

California Arbor Week Program Call for Applications

Please submit the one page application via email by Friday, March 3, 2017 – or sooner:

California Arbor Week 2017 Application – Fillable PDF



Deadlines for the 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program – Round 2 – and the 2016 Planting With Purpose Grant Program were due December 5, 2016.

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California ReLeaf has released a Request for Proposals for Round 2 of the 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program, with up to $125,000 in funding for tree planting projects for disadvantaged communities.

The 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2014-15 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses, and either be located in, or provide benefit to, disadvantaged communities as defined by CalEnviroScreen 2.0.

 



 

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The 2016 Planting With Purpose Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2014-15 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses, and all must either be located in, or provide benefit to, disadvantaged communities as defined by CalEnviroScreen 2.0.

 

 

 

 


 

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