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$1B in Grants for Trees and Urban Green Spaces

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to announce the Biden-Harris Administration is making available $1 billion in grants to increase equitable access to trees and green spaces in urban and community forests, bringing vital federal resources to urban communities like ours.

Assemblymember Carrillo hosting a free tree giveaway in Silver Lake.

Picture: Assemblymember Carrillo hosting a free tree giveaway in Silver Lake.

The open application period for the grant funding is from April 12, 2023 to June 1, 2023 at 8:59 p.m., and made available to community-based organizations, tribes, municipal and state governments, nonprofit partners, universities, and other eligible entities. This funding opportunity will support projects to increase tree cover in urban spaces, boost equitable access to nature, and strengthen resilience to extreme heat, storm-induced flooding, and other climate impacts.

For those who are interested, the Forest Service is holding a series of webinars to assist potential applicants in applying for grant funding, and will post these information-sharing webinars on its website. To access these webinars, click here.

Ceasing on this historic level of investment will deliver real economic and ecological benefits to the Los Angeles region that safely enhance the health and well-being of our communities.

I encourage all eligible entities in our community to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Let us work together to create a more sustainable and healthier future for future generations and ourselves.

For more information on this funding opportunity, click here.

In Service,

Wendy Carrillo signature

Assemblymember, District 52
Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration
Chair, Select Committee on Latina Inequities
Vice Chair, Legislative Progressive Caucus