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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2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program – Round 2 – Extended Deadline!

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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. Applications are due no later than Monday, December 5, 2016.

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.

Round 2 Application Materials:

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Congratulations to our Cycle 1 award recipients:

  • Amigos de Los Rios
  • Earth Team
  • From Lot to Spot
  • Growing Together
  • Industrial District Green
  • Madera Coalition for Community Justice
  • Tree Fresno
  • Tree San Diego
  • The University Corporation, CSU Northridge

2016 Planting With Purpose Grant Program – Revised – New Deadline December 5, 2016

 

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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.

 

 

 

Planting with Purpose Grant Program Webinar

On Monday, October 17, 2016 California ReLeaf’s Director of Public Policy and Grants Chuck Mills navigated attendees through the revised Grant Guidelines and Application. This 40-minute webinar included ample time for Q&A, and is strongly encouraged for anyone considering submitting an application to this program. Watch the webinar here, and contact us with any questions

 


 

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