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Urban and Community Forestry Grants


The Urban & Community Forestry program offers grants to improve the health of community forests. 
Grants of $300 up to $10,000 are available for a variety of activities.  

Arbor Day Grants

 Application deadline is January 16, 2023.

For the purchase and planting of one or more trees in the celebration of Arbor Day.

  • All communities are eligible for a $350 grant
  • Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $850 grant
  • The grant requires submission of an Arbor Day Proclamation
  • Matching funds are encouraged but not required
  •  “Tree-centric” grants, meaning trees are the only plant materials eligible for purchase


 Arbor Day 2023 application period is now open! Click here to apply!


Program Development Grants

Grants providing local governments funds to build and develop their urban forestry programs.  Projects tie into a yearly theme. Past projects include tree inventory, Urban Forest Management Plan, green infrastructure work, strategic tree planting and care, or best practices and education.

The application period is now closed.  Please check back in Fall 2023 for the next application period.


Montana Urban Forest Innovation Award

IMG_4706.JPGThe goals of the Urban Forest Innovation Award include:

  1. Improve condition and function of urban landscapes and green infrastructure in Montana communities.
  2. Tie into Montana's Forest Action Plan, address urban forestry implementation strategies.
  3. Promote innovative and significant projects that raise awareness through urban forestry.

  • 2 grants are available totaling $15,000.
  • Matching funds are encouraged but not required.

Application period is closed.