Sunday, December 01, 2013

Grants for Communities Innovating in Urban Forestry

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information]

"TD Bank and Arbor Day Foundation Invites Applications for Urban Forestry Projects in Under-Served Communities

"Deadline: December 20, 2013

"TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation are accepting applications to the TD Green Streets grant program, which will offer ten grants of $20,000 each in support of innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.

"Funding is intended to support the purchase of trees, tree planting and maintenance, and educational activities. Up to 50 percent of the proposed funding can be used to purchase new trees.

"To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank's United States footprint. Proposed new trees must be planted in neighborhoods identified as low- to moderate-income. Municipalities are encouraged to apply in partnership with community partners such as nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, etc.

"Grant applications will be reviewed according to a range of criteria, including a demonstrated understanding of the purpose of the program and designing a program that promotes innovative, sustainable practices; demonstrated ability to involve the community, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, corporate sector, etc., in the program; a commitment to the training and continuing education of community staff and volunteers through workshops, accreditation, conferences, etc.; a maintenance plan to ensure survivability of new trees; and a system in place to evaluate the success of the program.

"Complete program information, list of eligible communities, and the online application are available at the TD Green Streets Web site."

Link to Complete RFP
ttp://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4308-td-bank-and-arbor-day-foundation-invites-applications-for-urban-forestry-projects-in-underserved-communities#sthash.zjWrO4ZS.dpuf

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