The Chesapeake Bay Trust and 5 Million Trees for Maryland are excited to announce that the Urban Trees Grant Program is now open!

The Urban Trees Grant Program, called for by the Maryland General Assembly as a component of a 5,000,000-tree goal by 2031, welcomes requests for tree planting projects in urban underserved communities. The goal of the Urban Trees Grant Program is to green communities; enhance quality of life, human health, and community livability by improving air quality, and reducing urban heat island effect; and mitigate some of the effects of climate change.

Register to attend one of our virtual Information Sessions on Tuesday 1/23/24 from 6-7pm or Friday 2/16/24 from 1-2pm.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2024, at 4pm ET.

For more information and to view the Request for Proposals, visit:

For questions and technical assistance, contact: Lianna Gomori-Ruben at, at 410-974-2941 ext. 112.