Grant Applications

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Project Canopy encourages communities to develop project proposals that support sustainable community forestry management, increase awareness of the benefits of trees and forests, and increase the health and livability of communities through sound tree planting and maintenance. Project Canopy announces the availability of grants to local municipal units of government, educational institutions and non-profit organizations that support community efforts to develop and maintain long-term community forestry programs. Full details are below.

Please complete a separate Common Grant Application for each proposal submission.

If you have questions call the Maine Forest Service at: 207-287-2791 or the Project Canopy office at: 207-287-4987.

Project Canopy Assistance Planning and Education

Project Canopy Planting and Maintenance

Inflation Reduction Act Urban & Community Forestry

  • Maximum Award: $200,000
  • Projects encompass a wide range of activities, including urban and community tree canopy establishment, urban wood utilization, urban food forests, workforce development, climate mitigation through tree planting, community tree nursery establishment, and building an understanding of the care and management of community trees.

  • IRA UCF Grant Overview & Application Guidelines (PDF)
  • IRA UCF Grant Application (PDF)
    Note: This application is a fillable form and should be saved onto you computer first before entering information

Eligibility Map