Canopy newsletter: Healthy tree canopy grants available


Healthy tree canopy grants available

Funding available for tree plantings, ash tree removals, tree inventories, outreach and more

Tree planting Hiawatha Ave

Hennepin County is offering healthy tree canopy grants to cities, affordable housing properties, schools, and nonprofit organizations to make positive changes in the tree canopy and engage the community in taking action to protect trees.

The goals of the program are to combat threats to trees from invasive insects and disease, educate the public on tree care and the importance of trees, and increase the diversity and resiliency of the tree canopy.

Types of grants available

Grants are available to:

  • Cities to complete tree inventories, develop tree management plans, plant and maintain trees, replace ash trees, develop gravel-bed nurseries, and conduct outreach.
  • Affordable housing properties to remove ash trees and plant trees.
  • Schools to plant trees on school properties, offer tree-related education, conduct tree inventories, remove ash trees, and hold Arbor Day celebrations.
  • Nonprofit organizations to plant trees on community properties, remove ash trees, offer tree-related education, conduct tree inventories, and hold Arbor Day celebrations.

Grant projects would begin in the fall. See the healthy tree canopy grants flyer (PDF) to learn more about the types of grants available.

Tree planting in Champlin

How to apply

Applications for all grant types are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.

Application materials can be accessed and must be submitted through the online Supplier Portal. Visit the Supplier Portal information page for detailed instructions on how to register and submit an application.

Applicants are encouraged to register and submit their applications in advance of the due date.

Contact us for help with your grant project

Tree planting at Prairie Seeds Academy

Hennepin County foresters are available to help you develop projects and answer any questions related to the grant and application process.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the forestry team at before applying.

Learn more

Visit the healthy tree canopy grants web page for more information on the grants available, helpful grant application resources, and examples of past projects.

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