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Street Tree Matching Grant

In an attempt to reach the Million Trees Miami goal of one million trees to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy for Miami-Dade County, Neat Streets Miami's Street Tree Matching Grant program is now in its fourth year. Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, non-profits and community organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees on Miami-Dade County'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 $40,000 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, and community organizations. Grant applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Preference will be given to areas with low-to-moderate income populations and/or with 20 percent or less tree canopy.
  • Impact (diversity of tree species, number of trees)
  • Maintenance Plan (short-term and long-term)
  • Enhancements (such as, shading a bus stop or a gateway feature)
  • Ability to implement project by deadline
  • Match (availability of funds)
  • Community outreach component (plan to engage public for approval of project; social media plan)
  • Entering into Interlocal Agreement for periodic reporting of tree planting by January 31, 2019
  • For more details, please refer to the Grant Selection Criteria below.

 Timeline:

  • Grant announcement: Nov. 5, 2018
  • Grant info webinar*: Nov. 20, 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Grant info webinar**: Dec. 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
  • Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
  • Award announcements: Feb. 22, 2019
  • Planting by July 26, 2019
  • Final report by Aug. 16, 2019

*The Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 informational webinar will take place at 1 p.m. Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, and call +1 571-317-3122 (access code 489-301-701) using phone.
**The Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 informational webinar will take place at 10 a.m. Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, and call +1 872-240-3311 (access code 587-984-269) using phone.

For more information or questions, email [email protected] or 305-755-7849.

Apply for grant

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Gabriela Lopez
Neat Streets Miami Manager
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Miami, Florida 33128

 

 
 
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