Cuyahoga County Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program

Trees are an important natural resource with a myriad of benefits to our communities and the public. In support of Cuyahoga County’s Sustainability Plan, County Executive Budish and Cuyahoga County Council are supporting a 5 year effort to help protect and restore the tree canopy.

One million dollars has been earmarked in 2019 for this program. Funds will be distributed through a grant process. https://www.countyplanning.us/services/grant-programs/healthy-urban-tree-canopy-grant-program/

The grant application for the new Cuyahoga County Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program—$1 million in Cuyahoga County funding for trees will be due on July 29, with awards being distributed in/around September. It will be open for planning, planting, or maintenance of trees in Cuyahoga County and will be open to city governments, nonprofits, and business partners. There’s an expected award amount of $25,000–$50,000 for each 1-year grant.

Note: The intention of the grant funds is to ensure the best success possible for the proposed projects. In an effort to provide assistance to communities, the Cuyahoga SWCD will post a list of Urban Foresters who responded to a request for qualifications (www.cuyahogaswcd.org) by Tuesday, July 2. This is not intended to be an exclusive list of urban foresters.

There will be a grant workshop for prospective applicants on Monday, July 8, at 10:00–11:30 a.m. at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Independence Branch, 6361 Selig Blvd., Independence, OH.

Please register at https://treecanopy2019.eventbrite.com