Many communities benefit from having green spaces and trees to promote outdoor recreation, access to shaded areas, improved air quality, improved mental and physical health, and livability. Ultimately, this initiative will empower communities that have felt disenfranchised to take ownership with the tools needed to improve access to natural resources that connect their neighborhoods to a healthy, greener environment for current and future generations. Communities that would like to implement small (15 trees or less) tree planting projects are encouraged to seek support and funding through this opportunity. Tree planting proposed must occur in urban areas with low median household income levels, high unemployment, and neighborhoods with housing projects or that were historically red-lined at any time. Local governments, non-profit organizations, community and homeowner associations, faith-based organizations, and more are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for proposals is rolling. The program will close when funds are exhausted.
For more information on the Urban Trees Mini Grant Program and to start an application, click here.