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/

Program Year 2021

Application materials for the 2021 Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant Program are now available. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021. All applicants are strongly encouraged to register for an Applicant Zoom Workshop at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28.

This funding opportunity for tree planting in Cuyahoga County aims to lessen the impact of climate change to county residents and communities. Grants will be awarded on a reimbursement basis. Consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Support the implementation of community forestry plans
  • Expand tree canopy through reforestation
  • Execute high impact reforestation projects.

Additional consideration will be given to projects in historically underserved or vulnerable communities.

Qualified Urban Foresters: In an effort to provide assistance to communities, Cuyahoga SWCD issued a Request for Qualifications for Urban Foresters. The list of those firms that submitted qualifications is posted in the Related Resources section on the right of this page, and can also be accessed by clicking here. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of qualified Urban Foresters. Rather, it is a reference for applicants. Please note the last column on the right, which indicates if the applicant meets the minimum requirements as set forth in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).


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