Street Tree Matching Grant

Apply today for Neat Streets Miami's Street Tree Matching Grant (STMG) to support a green recovery in Miami-Dade County and help Million Trees Miami reach its goal of achieving a 30 percent tree canopy County-wide. Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, agencies, non-profits foundations, and community groups in planting native or Florida-friendly trees on streets, including corridors, gateways, bus stops, and connections to school and parks. The COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions that have led to environmental benefits such as cleaner air, lower carbon emissions, and opportunities for wildlife to thrive. STMG plantings can be a response to canopy loss from previous natural disasters, or part of an action plan to promote a green recovery from the pandemic.

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 $50,000 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 announcement: Monday, August 17, 2020
  • Grant info webinar*: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10 a.m.
  • Application deadline: Friday, October 2, 2020
  • Anticipated award announcements: Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Planting deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Final report deadline: Friday, July 9, 2021

*On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, we will be hosting an informational webinar at 10 a.m. via Zoom. For more information, questions, or to request to join the webinar, please email [email protected].

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