Does your organization want to plant trees on its property – or remove honeysuckle or other invasive woody plants – if it only had the manpower, expertise, training, or funds? Taking Root is accepting applications for tree planting projects in need of funding up to $2,000.
Project applications will be reviewed twice a year:
For spring projects, applications should be submitted between September 1 and December 31. You will be notified by the end of February if your project is selected.
For fall projects, applications should be submitted between March 1 and June 30. You will be notified by the end of August if your project is selected.
All applicants will be notified of their application status whether or not the project is chosen for funding.
When preparing your application, please consider the following:
- Your project should be "shovel ready" and will need to be completed by the end of the grant term, July
31st for spring and December 31st for Fall.
- Projects should be community based. Typical projects include community street trees, schools, non-
profit organizations, parks, churches and other public campuses.
- Applications must be fully completed and contain a detailed budget of how funds will be spent and a
2-3 year care plan for the newly planted trees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Applications MUST be submitted online. Hard copies will NOT be accepted.
We are happy to answer your questions, however, in order to keep the application process unbiased, we can’t help you develop your project or plans. If your project is selected, we are happy to offer our expertise to help you refine your plans.
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