Other Funding

ACTrees is pleased to highlight funding opportunities that may be of interest to those in the urban greening community. For a full list of grant, award, and similar announcements, visit the Funding Archive.

2014 Health Communities Grant Program

Initial Project Summaries due: April 24, 2014
Full Proposals due: June 13, 2014

The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.

Every Day Capacity Building Grants

Deadlines: Summer cycle April 20, 2014; Winter cycle October 30, 2014

Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands.

2014 U.S. Standard Grants

Deadline: July 8, 2014

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.

2014 Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants

Deadline: Applications accepted February 1st through August 15th, 2014

Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501©(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

Spreading the Canopy Grants

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Grant funding and guidance is available to connect trees to health and well-being. Applications are being accepted to help urban and community forestry organizations open the lines of communication to the health and wellness sectors about how trees encourage people to live a healthier lifestyle and improve community wellness.

America in Bloom National Recognition

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Communities are invited to earn the America in Bloom national recognition. America in Bloom recognizes outstanding efforts to make communities more livable and beautiful through urban forestry and complementary civic endeavors. Communities are invited to apply for the 2014 National America in Bloom Awards program before February 28, 2014.

Azavea “Summer of Maps”

Deadline: February 9, 2014

Non-Profits are invited to apply to Azavea ‘Summer of Maps’ to receive pro bono spatial analysis. Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, invites non-profits nationwide to submit an application to be considered for its third Summer of Maps.

Virginia Trees for Clean Water

Deadline: February 14, 2014

Grants totaling $108,000 are available to local governments, groups and educational institutions under a tree-planting program aimed at improving the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Department of Forestry says the U.S. Forest Service has approved the funding under a program called “Virginia Trees for Clean Water.” The grants are intended to spur the planting of trees in neighborhoods and communities to serve as buffers to slow the flow runoff into the bay.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Deadline: February 5, 2014

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.