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Street Trees Matching Grant
In an attempt to reach the Million Trees Miami goal of 1 million trees planted by 2020 and a 30 percent tree canopy, we're pleased to announce the second year of the Street Trees Matching Grant program. Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, non-profits and community organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees on Miami-Dade's corridors and gateways.
The goal of this program is to leverage the County's street tree program by encouraging investments on county or local streets.
Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to those communities who can demonstrate the greatest benefits for residents, employers and visitors and are able to provide a stewardship plan for our joint investment.
Eligible candidates include municipalities, non-profits, & community organizations. Grant applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- existing tree canopy
- income level
- education/outreach component
- ability to implement
Preference will be given to areas with low-to-moderate income populations and/or with 20 percent or less tree canopy.
- Grant announcement: Nov. 7, 2016
- Grant information webinar*: Dec. 6, 2016, 10 - 11 a.m.
- Application deadline extended: Dec. 20, 2016
- Award announcements: Feb. 17, 2017
- Landscape design due: March 17, 2017
- Planting by July 31, 2017
- Final report by Aug. 31, 2017
*Grant information webinar login information: On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, we will be hosting an informational webinar from 10 - 11 a.m. Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, and call 646-749-3131 (access code 611-286-013) using phone.
For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-755-7849.
Patrice Gillespie Smith
Neat Streets Miami Manager
275 NW 2nd Street
Miami, Florida 33128
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