Social Equity Grant Program: Request for Proposals

The 2019 Social Equity Forest Improvement Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2017-18 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change. This is the third and final cycle of grants released by California ReLeaf. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses. While there is a focus on supporting projects located in disadvantaged and low-income communities, 65% of the funds will be open to state-wide competition in all communities. Emphasis will be placed on shovel-ready projects.

2019 Social Equity Forest Improvement Grant Proposals are due by Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Application Materials:

  1. Informational Overview in English and Spanish
  2. Guidelines
  3. Application PDF and Google Form (Submit Online)
  4. CalEnviroScreen 3.0
  5. Budget Form
  6. Permission to Plant, Maintenance, & Certified Arborist
  7. GHG Reductions Worksheet
  8. Guide for Tree Planting in the 21st Century
  9. Excel Sheets for California State Facilities for Non-DAC and DAC
  10. Green Jobs Flyer

Technical Assistance Workshops and Webinar:

We will host In-Person Technical Assistance Grant Workshops, dates and locations are TBD.

The webinar posted below was conducted on September 2018 for Cycle I of this grant program. All of the information presented except workshop dates and funding levels is pertinent to Cycle III.


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