The Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant is an initiative of Cuyahoga County to promote a healthy tree canopy in our county with grant funds for tree planting and maintenance projects.
The importance of a healthy tree canopy was emphasized in the 2019 Cuyahoga County Climate Change Action Plan and the 2019 Cuyahoga County Urban Tree Canopy Update. 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.
Program Year 2023
The 2023 Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program provides funds to protect and expand Cuyahoga County’s tree canopy.
In Program Year 2023, Thirty-one (31) applications were submitted for financial assistance from the Cuyahoga County Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Program for a total of $1,683,421 in funding. Based on the evaluations the top nineteen (19) ranked projects were awarded funding. This year the HUTC Program will fund the following:
- 1 High Impact Reforestation Project
- 4 Tree Planting Projects
- 8 Maintenance and Tree Planting Projects
- 6 Planning and Planting Projects
Please see the PY 2023 Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program Final Scores and Ranking for details.
For Program Year (PY) 2023, Cuyahoga County received thirty-one (31) applications for funding through the Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program, requesting a total of $1,696,520.92.
Cuyahoga County has approximately $950,000 available through the Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant program. This year the projects submitted include the following:
- Two (2) High Impact Reforestation Projects
- Eight (8) Tree Planting Projects
- Nine (9) Maintenance and Tree Planting Projects
- Twelve (12) Planning and Tree Planting Projects
For more information, please see the PY 2023 Application Summary. Awards are scheduled to be announced on Friday, July 14, 2023.
Project Management Information
A list of required forms, instructions, and tips to help facilitate the reimbursement of project expenses can all be found on the Project Management Information page.
Questions or comments about the Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program can be directed to:
Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Manager, Special Initiatives