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/
We are excited to announce the launch of the Program Year 2022 Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program, which provides funds to protect and expand Cuyahoga County’s tree canopy. Please save the date, Thursday, February 10, at 10:00am, for the Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Applicant Workshop. Registration for the virtual workshop can be found at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5d406edTS4WFxfK0LiX_wA. There are a variety of methodology changes for PY 2022, including revised scoring criteria. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.
This grant program will provide funding for tree planting, planning, and maintenance projects, and is looking to expand tree planting in vacant and open parcels throughout the County. This competitive grant program is coordinated by the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, and the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, with assistance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Application materials will be posted to the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission website at https://www.countyplanning.us/2022hutcgrants prior to the workshop, no later than Thursday, January 27.