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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

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

  • All communities are eligible for a $300 grant
  • Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $750 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


Report the results of your 2021 Arbor Day Grant by completing the survey:

AmpliFund Login:

Use this Shortcut Guide to survey completion.

Watch a Video Tutorial demonstrating the steps to complete the survey.


Program Development Grants

Grants providing local governments funds to build and develop their urban forestry programs.  Projects may involve tree inventories, an Urban Forest Management Plan, revising a Tree Ordinance, or conduct an innovative urban forestry project.

  • Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000
  • 100% Match is required

The 2021 Application Cycle is Closed.


Montana Urban Forest Innovation Award

The goals of the Urban Forest Innovation Award include:

  1. Improve condition and function of urban landscapes and green infrastructure in Montana communities.
  2. Promote innovative and significant projects that raise awareness through urban forestry.

Butte Tree City


Applications are due by May 6, 2021.

 Guides for the AmpliFund Portal:
Video Tutorial on Registration / Account Creation (6 min.)

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