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.

What this funds: Communities that would like to implement small tree planting projects are encouraged to seek support and funding through this opportunity.

Regions of the State in Which Tree Planting Projects Can Occur: 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.

Who can apply: Local governments, non-profit organizations, community and homeowner associations, faith-based organizations, and more. Please see the Notice of Intent to Fund for full list of organizations.

How much can be awarded: Request Amounts: Up to $5,000

Is match required? Match is encouraged but not required.

View the current RFP: FY24-UT-Mini-Grant-RFP-Final.pdf (

Learn more & apply on the website page: Mini Urban Trees Grant – Chesapeake Bay Trust (