The Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant is an initiative of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish 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 2022
In Program Year 2022, thirty-nine (39) applicants submitted applications for a total of $1,518,037.02 in funding. Based on the evaluations, the top twenty-seven (27) ranked projects were awarded funding and approximately 3,463 new trees will be planted. Please see the scores and ranking table for a summary of the projects submitted and funds awarded.
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. A timeline to help awardees manage deadlines for progress reports, close-out of grant activities, and an explanation of what to do if there is a change in planting schedule are also provided.
Applications for the 2022 Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program were due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022.
This funding opportunity for tree planting in Cuyahoga County aims to lessen the impact of climate change to county residents and communities. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. Consideration is given to projects that:
- Support the implementation of community forestry plans
- Expand tree canopy through reforestation
- Execute high impact reforestation projects.
Additional consideration is given to projects in historically underserved or vulnerable communities.
Questions or comments about the Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program can be directed to:
Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Manager, Special Initiatives