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.

2020 Funding Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the TreeVitalize grant program!  Our grant committee is working on the final edits of our 2020 grant program – more information is coming soon!  Please see important links and dates outlined below and check back often for updates.

Please join us for several informational webinars related to 2020 TreeVitalize grant opportunities.  Please use this link to access whichever webinar works best with your schedule; webinar content will be repeated (Please note : the link is not active until the time of the webinar).  There is no need to pre-register for the webinars.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:30am
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 12:30pm
  • Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 1:00pm

Important Dates & Links for 2020 Funding
Letters of Intent available online : March 1, 2019
Letters of Intent due :  4:00pmEST May 1, 2019
Full applications due : 4:00pmEST on July 12, 2019
Awards announced Fall 2019
Grant term is January 1 – December 31, 2020

For more information, please contact Jessica (grants@treepennsylvania.org)

2019 TreeVitalize Grants

Our 2019 TreeVitalize grant program is underway!  Congratulations to those communities which received funding – our Grants Committee had to make some very difficult decisions.

Important Dates for 2019 Grantees 
Grant term is January 1 – December 31, 2019

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 (grants@treepennsylvania.org)

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2018 TreeVitalize Grants

Grantees must submit the required final report form and begin the process of closing out their grants.  As a reminder, all grantees must submit a final report form by February 15, 2019.  Thank you for your commitment to Pennsylvania’s urban and community forests!

Final report form for 2018 tree planting & urban riparian buffer grantees

Final report form for 2018 community forestry grants
Instructions : please download this form, save, complete and email to the Program Director (grants@treepennsylvania.org). Please allow a 2-3 week processing time for Final Reports and payments. 

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