TreeVitalize Grants Program

TreePennsylvania manages the statewide TreeVitalize grant program. Funding is provided to promote and develop sustainable urban forestry programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Annual grant terms provide the opportunity for funding in three priority areas : tree planting, urban riparian buffers, and community forestry management.

Funding preference is provided for projects which :
(1) involve partnerships and include trainings/educational components and/or
(2) enhance the public’s access to and enjoyment of urban forestry and/or
(3) projects implemented in Environmental Justice areas

Tree planting grants provide assistance for tree plantings in community and urban areas along streets, parks, and other publicly-accessible areas. Urban riparian buffer grants provide assistance for urban riparian buffer tree plantings adjacent to community and urban waterways. Community forestry management grants provide assistance for tree care management plans, tree inventories, pruning, short term employment (including internships), educational workshops, webinars, urban wood utilization, ordinance development, land banks design, urban agriculture design, and other aspects of urban forestry.

2019 Funding Opportunities
Information about 2019 funding opportunities through the TreeVitalize grant program is now available.  Interested municipalities and non-profits are invited to complete and submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by May 1, 2018.
Full applications are available only once an LOI has been accepted and approved. 

Important Dates & Links for 2019 funding
Letter of Intent (fillable PDF) due by May 1, 2018
Full applications due July 13, 2018
Awards announced August 2018
Program term is January 1 – December 31, 2019

For more information, please contact Jessica (

2018 TreeVitalize Grantees
Thank you to the 39 municipalities and non-profit organizations who applied to the 2018 TreeVitalize grant round. We are pleased to announce the 28 grantees for this round.

2018 Tree Planting grantees:
Butler Township – $4,200.00
Chambersburg Borough – $1,950.00
Citizens for Penn Future – $14,425.00
Clarks Summit – $2,480.00
Connellsville – $2,400.00
Cranberry Township, $3,967.83
Derry Township (Dauphin County) – $6,375.00
Friends of Midtown Harrisburg – $1,575.00
Harborcreek – $8,850.00
City of Lancaster City – $15,000.00
Latrobe – $2,326.00
Muncy Borough – $2,200.00
Philipsburg Township  – $1,800.00
City of Sharon – $2,300.00
Susquehanna Township – $2,935.00
Tamaqua – $6,482.50
Upper Macungie – $5,000.00
Wilson Borough – $14,400.00

2018 Community Forestry grantees :
Abington Township – $8,130.00
Fairmont Park (Philadelphia) – $5,000.00
Milford – $5,000.00
New Kensington – $5,000.00
Wellsboro – $10,617.00

2018 Urban Riparian Buffer grantees:
Awbury Arboretum (Philadelphia) – $17,180.00
Denver Borough – $8,850.50
Middletown Township (Bucks County) – $12,500.00
Mifflinburg – $15,699.00
Upper Merion Township – $10,000.00


2017 TreeVitalize Grants
Grantees who have completed their 2017 TreeVitalize tree planting grants may use this final report form.  All final report forms and final payment requests are due no later than February 15, 2018.

Important Links for Grantees
List of Penn State Extension Urban Foresters
List of PA DCNR/Bureau of Forestry Service Foresters
2017 TreeVitalize Grant Final Report Form
Link to OpenTreeMap

For more information please contact Jessica Cavey, Program Director (717/599.8650), or complete the form below :