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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.

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. The listed firms are those that submitted a Statement of Qualifications by the July 2 submission deadline. 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).

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