Finding funding streams for urban forestry projects is a constant struggle. The Forest Service has recently updated research documenting the continued loss of tree cover in cities and towns across the U.S., yet cities still struggle to meet human service and utility needs, often leaving trees at the bottom of the budget list. Mark McPherson of City Forest Credits will present an overview of carbon credits, the urban forest protocols, and the Early Adopter projects and buyers. Anna Mackey and Collin McMichael will then describe the multi-stakeholder work in Austin to implement a pilot Carbon+ project and to plan for a longer-term program. They will discuss the steps to implementation, revenues and costs, and opportunities and challenges for that longer-term program.