CalFire offers grant funding opportunity

CalFire’s Urban and Community Forestry  Grant Program has just released the 2024/2025 Inflation Reduction Act Grant Guidelines.

The application portal will open soon, and we will notify you when it does. Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2024.

California received a state allocation of Inflation Reduction Act funds, of which $30.8 million is available for grant projects working at a community, regional, or statewide scale in this funding opportunity. The grant guidelines include information on using state-awarded Inflation Reduction Act funds to support disinvested, disadvantaged, and low-income urban communities in growing equitable access to trees and their benefits.

IRA available grant types

  • Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement activities such as tree planting;
    • Urban Forest Management Activities such as tree inventories & urban forest management plans;
    • Urban Forestry Education and Workforce Development;
    • Urban Forestry Regional and Statewide Impact;
    • Urban Forest Equity Capacity Building; and
    • Green Schoolyards.

Note: The UCF Grant Website is being updated. All documents will be available soon.

Be prepared. Review the grant guidelines before the application portal opens. CalFire staff is available to answer any questions about eligibility, project concepts, etc. Find your regional urban forester here.