city of boston logoAre you a non-profit that wants to plant trees?

The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.

Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010.  Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper.  Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010.  For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/parks/streettrees/growbostongrants.asp.

Below is the City’s press release.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT:     Mary Hines

December 11, 2009                                                                                         (617) 635-4587

 

CITY ANNOUNCES TREE GRANTS FOR NON-PROFITS

Application deadline:  February 12 

            Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced that applications are now being accepted for beautification grants supporting tree plantings by non-profit organizations within the city.

The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.  As part of the application process, applicants must include a project description including: a brief mission statement for the applicant organization(s); a description of the organization(s) involved in the project; information on the ownership of the proposed project site; a completed Property Owner Consent Form; a proposed budget with detailed expenses and funding sources; a three-year plan for planting, mulching, staking and watering; a rendering or map of the project or area; a copy of the applicant’s 501c3 Internal Revenue Service designation letter; and two copies of the application.

            Qualified applicants must be a designated non-profit organization as determined by the IRS or must partner with such an organization.  Community, open space, environment, civic, community development and economic development groups are all encouraged to apply.  Grant recipients must attend a two-hour training session in the spring regarding site selection, planting and maintenance of trees.  Receipts, photos and a site visit will be required of all grant awardees.

            Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010.  Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper.  Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010.  For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/parks/streettrees/growbostongrants.asp

            Applications and Property Owner Consent Forms are also available by writing to: Grow Boston Greener, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Lucy Kelleher, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, or by calling (617) 635-4989.

            Grow Boston Greener is a collaborative effort of the City of Boston and its partners in Boston’s Urban Forest Coalition to increase the urban tree canopy cover in the city by planting 100,000 trees by 2020.  The planting of these trees will increase Boston’s tree canopy cover from 29% to 35% by 2030 as the planted trees mature.  With contributions of funding and volunteer time from the Home Depot and American Express Foundations and concerned individuals, Grow Boston Greener has planted 5,000 trees to date.

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