Local governments, watershed organizations, and civic organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties are eligible to apply.
What kinds of projects are eligible?
Native tree plantings
Riparian buffer plantings
Urban tree plantings
Park or open space native tree plantings
Previously planted tree projects that require maintenance
What kinds of projects will be prioritized?
Projects that enhance and expand urban tree canopy, reduce nutrient runoff (e.g. riparian buffer plantings), and address water quality concerns.
What are the grant request limits?
The grant request maximum is $20,000. (Projects resulting in the largest environmental and water quality improvements will be eligible for the most funding)
What types of trees are preferred?
We support open-pollinated native tree plantings and the native species preferred is project-dependent. Urban tree plantings require site-specific trees that will not interfere with utility rights of way. See Trees for Tomorrow Recommended Tree Species (.pdf)
What size trees are preferred?
At least 1.5″ caliper
What is the minimum number of trees that must be included in a project?
Projects must plant or involve maintenance on at least 10 trees.
How much does it cost to install a tree?
The installation of one, 1.5″ caliper native tree, including contractor fees and materials, should cost no more than $250. Trees for Tomorrow will cover up to $250 per tree planted.
What is the deadline for the fall grant cycle?
Applications are due September 16, 2016.
How are awards dispersed?
Awarded applicants will receive a check in the amount awarded after the Alliance has received invoices or receipts for the project’s implementation.
If awarded, what is required of my organization after the planting or maintenance project?
A summary and pictures of the project must be submitted to Alliance staff one year after the planting. Maintenance of new plantings must be conducted by trained contractors, staff, or volunteers for three years after the project implementation. Awardees are required to replace trees that did not survive.