The Tree Solutions Now Act (2021) of the State of Maryland established the goal of planting 5 million native trees by the end of calendar year 2031. The Trust administers the Urban Trees Grant Program component of the Initiative, which calls for community-based organizations to plant 500,000 of these trees in urban, underserved communities. The goals of the program are to reduce urban heat island effects, improve air and water quality, benefit human health, reduce stormwater volume and flooding, increase property values, reduce cooling costs, provide wildlife habitat, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The purpose of this Connector Group Request for Proposals is to identify qualified entities that can increase awareness about one of the Trust’s grant programs, the Urban Trees Grant Program, among new audiences we have not yet reached and provide technical assistance to new applicants who need help with proposal submission.  The Urban Trees Grant Program supports tree planting projects in urban, underserved communities.

This opportunity is currently OPEN.

To view the full Request for Proposals (RFP), click here.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 4pm on Thursday, December 14th, 2023.