Urban Forestry Equity through Capacity Building Grant Program

The Urban Forestry Equity through Capacity Building Grant Program is designed to assist up-and-coming organizations and municipalities interested in pursuing urban forestry projects while also building capacity within their organization. These grants can serve as a steppingstone for organizations and municipalities that are not yet ready to apply for larger grants, such as the Urban Forestry Climate Change Grant, but that are interested in growing their programs to be competitive for such grants in the future. Awardees will work closely with a volunteer coordinator who will provide technical and programmatic assistance. Projects should be designed to address issues of environmental justice and combat the impacts of climate change. Examples of the types of projects that may be funded include, planning projects such as workshops and studies to identify programmatic goals or on the ground projects such as tree planting and/or maintenance projects. Awards range from $5,000-$10,000. There is $290,000 available for two rounds of projects that are one year in length.

Application Submission

Application Form and Instructions


Application Deadline

Rolling deadline starting in January 2022


Associated Documents and Websites

Danica Doroski | danica.doroski@ct.gov


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