New Jersey Forest Service
Urban & Community Forestry Program (NJUCF)
Green Communities & Stewardship Grants
Purpose of Funding
To assist local governments in the development (Green Communities Grant) and implementation (NJUCF Stewardship Grant) of a Community Forestry Management Plan (CFMP). A CFMP is a document for action, guiding communities to establish and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable urban and community forests.
Source of Funding
Funding is provided by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forest Preservation License Plate Fund (N.J.S.A. 39.3-27.81), and the No Net Loss Compensatory Reforestation program [N.J.S.A. 13:1L-14.2(c)].
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-9.et. seq. and N.J.S.A. 13:1L-17.1
Who is Eligible
Municipal and County Governments (Green Communities Grant). Refer to the current year's Request for Proposals (NJUCF Stewardship Grant).
Green Communities applications are accepted on a rolling basis for those municipalities and counties developing their first Community Forestry Management Plan. Refer to the current year's Request for Proposals for NJUCF Stewardship Grant application procedures.
For more information or to complete an application, please visit the NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program website.