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TreeVitalize Pittsburgh

In-Kind Grants to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nonprofits,
Groups, and Agencies for Tree Planting Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Deadline Date:

09/14/18 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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In-kind grants to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, community groups, and municipal agencies for tree planting projects that will enhance the quality of life and the environment. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application.

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh currently supports street tree plantings within the City of Pittsburgh by providing forestry expertise, trees, supplies, and planting event coordination for neighborhood groups.

The TreeVitalize Pittsburgh program’s street tree plantings help the Conservancy and its partners meet the goals of Pittsburgh’s 10-year Street Tree Management Plan. The plan is based on tree inventory data collected in 2014 and helps guide activities to increase the street tree population. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh does this work through new plantings, replacing trees that have been removed because of age or health reasons, and filling vacant tree planting sites.

This program provides support in the form of trees for planting. Applicants will provide an estimate of the number and locations of trees requested. These can be changed and refined as project planning progresses.

Priority will be given to neighborhoods with low tree canopy cover and that are below average household income for the City of Pittsburgh.

Preference will be given in neighborhoods who demonstrate the capacity to organize tree care events with local residents/groups.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169374

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants must request a minimum of 10 trees. First time applicants are eligible for up to 25 landscape trees or 100 restoration trees.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

TreeVitalize works in partnership with community groups, nonprofits and municipal agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

Before completing this application:

1. Contact Jeffrey Bergman, Director of Community Forestry and TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, to
discuss your proposed project. All applicants must contact TreeVitalize Director to be considered for a planting

2. Conduct a site visit and assessment for your proposed tree planting location with Lisa Ceoffe, City of Pittsburgh Forester, who will help evaluate your site.

3. Sign up for Tree Tender training with Tree Pittsburgh (http://treepittsburgh.org/become-tree-tender).

All applications are due by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 14, 2018 in order to be considered for Spring 2019 community plantings. Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for the spring 2019 planting season.

Applications must be completed in full before submitting, including all supporting documents, maps, tree request forms, etc.

Applying to TreeVitalize:
https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/apply-to-treevitalize/

TreeVitalize Resources:
https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/treevitalize-resources/

Pittsburgh Street Tree Inventory:
https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/pittsburgh-street-tree-inventory/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications and supporting documentation should be submitted via email to:
trees@paconserve.org

To sign up for Tree Tender training with Tree Pittsburgh, contact:
412-781-873
education@treepittsburgh.org

Jeff Bergman, Director of Community Forestry and TreeVitalize Pittsburgh
412-586-2396
jbergman@paconserve.org

Lisa Ceoffe, City of Pittsburgh Forester
412-665-3626
lisa.ceoffe@pittsburghpa.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: City of Pittsburgh