FEDERAL LANDSCAPING PROGRAMS
Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program: Matching funds available for urban forestry projects in the following categories: Research and Technology Development, Education, Communication and Outreach, Creative and Innovative Projects. Any non-Federal organization, operating within the United States or its territories is eligible for this program. On-going with no deadlines.
Environmental Protection Agency:
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program:Provides support to projects for education, extension, demonstration, and implementation of integrated pest management practices and related methods of sustainable agriculture. State agencies, universities, Cooperative Extension, tribes, and non-profit organizations (including not-for-profit commodity groups or farmers’ groups) are eligible to submit proposals. The projects must be located in EPA Region 9, which includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii or in the Pacific Trust Islands. Contact Cindy Moore Wire for more information: (415)972-4242. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE-WIDE AND LOCAL LANDSCAPING PROGRAMS
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection:
Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) program: Grants generally will be limited to $250,000 per project. Grants are given in three categories: Highway Landscape and Urban Forestry, Resource Lands and Roadside Recreational. Local, state, and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligiblre for this program. Check web page for future offerings.
Department of Water Resources:
Urban Streams Restoration Program Grants: Urban streams restoration projects that address flooding and erosion. Up to $1 million per project. Public agencies & local community groups are eligible for this program. Current Funding is postponed. Check web page for future offerings.
Sacramento Tree Foundation:
Free Shade Trees: Non-profit organization offers free trees to parks and schools within the Sacramento Munucipal Utility District. Public or private schools may apply; other programs may apply to residents and business as well. On-going program. Please see website for details or contact (916) 924-8733 .
UTILITIES LANDSCAPING PROGRAMS
Anaheim Public Utility:
Riverside Public Utility:
Tree Power: $50 per tree to eligible business customers for the purchase of up to five qualifying shade trees per year. All Riverside Public Utility customers are eligible for this program. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power:
Cool Schools: LADWP has teamed up with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and four non-profit groups Schools within the LA Unified School to implement and promote tree planting around schools to provide shade, reduce electricity costs and involve children in an educational process. These are on-going programs.