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Carla Hardy West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree)

In-Kind Grants of Tree Planting Materials to West Virginia Volunteer
Groups, Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Eligible Areas

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Carla Hardy West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree)

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In-kind grants of tree planting kits to West Virginia nonprofits, volunteer groups, faith-based organizations, schools, IHEs, and agencies to increase tree canopy cover in urban areas and to reduce pollution in the Potomac Headwaters. Funding is intended to promote planting trees on publicly used lands in the Potomac Highlands. Programs must incorporate the use of volunteers and have an educational component.

“Potomac Highlands” are the eight counties of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton counties.

The goal of the program is to protect rivers and watersheds by reducing stormwater runoff pollution, which will help restore local streams, rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Additional goals for CTree include increasing urban tree canopy, fostering an increased awareness of local water quality issues, educating volunteers about the benefits of trees, promoting long-term tree maintenance, and connecting volunteers with their communities.

Projects have the following requirements:
- Must take place on publicly used property in the Potomac Highlands
- Demonstrate strong volunteer and education components
- Document the ecological, social, and environmental benefits of the tree planting
- Fulfill $1,500 contribution through volunteerism or material donations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180670

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Cacapon Institute welcomes applications from any community-based organization, including:
- Service, youth, social, and civic groups
- Faith-based organizations of all denominations
- Tree Boards, watershed groups, and other environmental service organizations
- Public and independent K-12 schools, as well as other educational institutions
- Municipal, County, Regional, State, Federal Public Agencies

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Spring Plantings – February 1
Deadline for Fall Plantings – July 1

If awarded, applicants must engage at least 25-30 volunteers and foster at least $1,500 in volunteer contribution.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Cacapon Institute’s Urban Watershed Forester, Tanner Haid, directly with any questions or concerns by emailing or by calling. Cacapon Institute staff can meet with you on site to discuss your needs and help you better understand the program and application.

Application and Project Timeline – Spring Planting
- February 1: Applications due
- February 15: Award notifications
- April 1 - May 15: Tree Planting Season
- May 16:- Planting Report due
- Ongoing: Tree care and maintenance

Application Timeline – Fall Planting
- July 1: Applications due
- July 15: Award notifications
- October 1 - November 30: Tree Planting Season
- December 1: Planting Report due
- Ongoing: Tree care and maintenance

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send your application:

By email (preferred) to:

By postal service to:
WV Project CommuniTree c/o Cacapon Institute
10 Rock Ford Road
Great Cacapon, WV 25422

Tanner Haid, Urban Watershed Forester

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia: Potomac Highlands: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton Counties.