The 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Over the next 10 years, up to $3.2 billion will be invested in tree planting efforts to support provinces, territories, third-party organizations (for and not-for profit) and Indigenous organizations to plant two billion trees across Canada.

Tree planting under the 2 Billion Trees program will help Canada exceed its 2030 Paris Agreement greenhouse gases emissions reduction target and establish the building blocks to get to net zero by 2050. Planting trees will also contribute to the restoration of habitat and provide a multitude of other social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.

Grant

The 2 Billion Trees Capacity Building Stream seeks to support organizations in improving capacity to make sound decisions in implementing successful planting and management of trees and forests.

Eligible activities will include:

  • Efforts to encourage and facilitate involvement in planning and undertaking tree planting, including knowledge building and transfer, training and outreach.
  • Capacity building related to management, protection and monitoring of trees and forests.
  • Developing tools to assist with strategic planning for urban or community forests, training on planting techniques, and/or monitoring of tree survivability.

Projects submitted under this stream will be limited to two years of funding and cannot exceed $150,000 of grant funding per fiscal year.

How to apply

Open to the following:

  • Municipalities, local governments and their agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Indigenous communities and organizations (for-profit and non-profit)

Calls for proposals will be available on an ongoing basis. The current, inaugural deadline is Feb. 17, 2022. Visit the webpage to download the applicant guide and application form.