TreeVitalize Grants Program

TreePennsylvania, an independent non-profit agency, currently 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.

Please note : Due to funding changes, the 2020 TreeVitalize grant term is the last term managed by TreePennsylvania.  Future grant terms will be administered by the TreeVitalize team with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Please visit their website for additional information about future funding or contact Jason Swartz, TreeVitalize Program Manager (c-jlswartz@pa.gov). 

2020 TreeVitalize Grants

Update as of March 24, 2020 : Due to disruptions in Spring planting projects, all 2020 TreeVitalize grant terms have been extended to June 1, 2021.

We are pleased to grant over $120,000 in funding to 17 communities in an effort to maintain and increase tree canopy throughout the Commonwealth.  Applications for 2020 projects are not being accepted at this time.

Grantees from the 2020 TreeVitalize grant round include :

Community Forestry Management Grants

  • Abington Township – $11,700
  • City of Harrisburg – $20,000
  • City of Philadelphia – $19,950
  • Charles Baber Trust – $7,933

Tree Planting Grants

  • Athens Borough – $2,500
  • Denver Borough – $2,000
  • Muhlenburg Township – $4,691
  • Muncy Borough – $4,000
  • State College Borough – $3,990
  • Tioga County – $5,100
  • TriMunicipal Park – $13,000
  • Vision2025 – $8,200
  • City of Williamsport -$7,792

Urban Riparian Buffer Grants

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – $4,305
  • Fayette County – $2,547
  • Lower Moreland High School – $3,815
  • McDonald Borough – $2,591

Closing TreeVitalize Grants and Requesting Grant Funds
As a reminder, all grant reimbursable and match funds must be expended by the end of the project and no later than June 1, 2021. Grantees must complete a final report form and obtain a signature from the appropriate PA DCNR/Bureau of Forestry Service Forester or Penn State Extension Urban Forester identifying a successful completion of the project. Links for forester contact information and blank final report forms can be found below.  If you have any questions about the final report form or close out process, please contact Jessica as soon as possible.
Instructions : please download final report forms, save, complete and email to the Program Director (grants@treepennsylvania.org). Please allow a 2-3 week processing time for Final Reports and payments

Important Links for Grantees
Final report form – Community Forestry Management Grants
Final report form – Tree Planting Grants
Final report form – Urban Riparian Buffer Grants
Link to Penn State Extension Urban Foresters
Link to PA DCNR/Bureau of Forestry Service Foresters
Link to OpenTreeMap
Link to TreeTenders training information
Approved tree list for tree plantings

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