TreeVitalize Grants Program

TreePennsylvania, an independent non-profit agency, manages the statewide TreeVitalize grant program. Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 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

Thank you to those communities that submitted an application for 2019 TreeVitalize funding.  Our groups of experts are currently reviewing applications and will contact applicants within 4-6 weeks.  We are not accepting late applications.  Information concerning 2020 TreeVitalize funding will be available in early Spring 2019.

Important Dates & Links for 2019 Funding
Letters of Intent due by May 1, 2018 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Full applications due 4:00pmEST on July 13, 2018 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Awards announced August 2018
Grant term is January 1 – December 31, 2019

Helpful Guidelines for 2019 Programs and Funding
Tree Planting Grants
Urban Riparian Buffer Grants
Community Forestry Management Grants

For more information, please contact Jessica (

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2018 TreeVitalize Grantees
Congratulations to the 28 grantees funded for projects within 2018.  Several projects are finishing up this Spring while others may be scheduled for the Fall.

Grantees who have completed projects may submit the required final report form and begin the process of closing out their grants.  As a reminder, all projects must be completed by December 31, 2018 and grantees must submit a final report form within 45 days of project completion.

If a project requires an extension, needs an updated project plan, or has changes to a budget, please contact the Project Director as soon as possible via phone (717/599.8650 or email:

Thank you for your commitment to Pennsylvania’s urban and community forests!

Final report form for 2018 tree planting grantees
Instructions : please download this form, save, complete and email to the Program Director (
Please allow a 2-3 week processing time for Final Reports. 


2017 TreeVitalize Grants
Grantees who have completed their 2017 TreeVitalize tree planting grants may use this final report form.

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Important Links for Grantees
List of Penn State Extension Urban Foresters
List of PA DCNR/Bureau of Forestry Service Foresters
Link to OpenTreeMap
Link to TreeTenders training information

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