Growing Roots for Environmentally Equitable Neighborhoods (GREEN) Miami-Dade County Matching Grant

Apply to receive up to $100,000 to plant trees in 2023 through our Growing Roots for Environmentally Equitable Neighborhoods (GREEN) Miami-Dade County Matching Grant in an effort to support environmental equity and help us achieve a 30 percent urban tree canopy.

Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, agencies, non-profits foundations, and community groups to plant native or Florida-friendly trees on public land, including streets, transit sites, bus stops, schools, libraries, parks, playgrounds, public housing, etc.

The goal of this program is to leverage the County's Tree Trust Fund by encouraging investments on public land. 

Grants of $5,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to applicants that can demonstrate the greatest benefits for residents, employers, and visitors and are able to provide a stewardship plan to help secure our joint investment.

Grant applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Existing Tree Canopy and Income Level
  • Project Enhancements
  • Resiliency/Impact
  • Community Outreach

Timeline

  • Grant application opens: Aug. 15
  • Grant info webinar*: Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Application deadline: Sept.16
  • Anticipated award announcements: early Nov. 2022
  • Last day to notify NSM staff of location changes: Jan. 31, 2023
  • Planting deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Final report deadline: May 31, 2023

*On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, we will be hosting an informational webinar at 2 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, questions or to request to join the webinar, please email [email protected].