At a time when over 90% of the U.S. population lives in urbanized areas, far too many communities suffer from limited access to fresh, healthful, and affordable food. Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) launched Community Groves℠ to offer a new path to improve the health and livability of neighborhoods through planting, maintaining, and harvesting fruit and nut trees.
Community Groves℠ demonstrates that the urban forest can play a critical role in urban agriculture. Community Groves℠ of fruit and nut trees will provide fresh food, educate residents about nutrition and agriculture, bring neighbors together, and revitalize vacant or derelict urban lands.
2014 Community Groves℠ Grants
Community Groves℠ Grants provide funding to help local organizations grow fruit and nut trees. In 2014, ACTrees is pleased to offer Grants up to $2,500 for ACTrees members to plant Community Groves℠ in their communities. Grants require a 1:1 non-federal match. For more details, click the “Apply Now” link below to review the Grant RFP. Deadline to apply is April 11, 2014. Community Groves℠ Grants were funded in part by the US Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program.
- ACTrees member organization in good standing. If your organization has not renewed its ACTrees membership for 2014, you can do so by printing and returning this form or by consulting that form and renewing online here.
- Experienced in tree planting and maintenance
- Experienced community organizers and volunteer managers
- Proposed projects must be completed by December 31, 2014
Refer to the Community Groves℠ Guidebook for resources, planning tools, and important considerations as you develop your Community Groves℠ project.