Volume 07 | March 2018
Spring Deadlines
Calling all PA Forestry Leaders!
Do you know someone in your community who has an ongoing commitment to urban and community forestry in Pennsylvania?

TreePennsylvania is accepting nominations for our 2018 PA Community and Urban Forestry awards. We would love the opportunity to recognize the amazing work conducted within local communities throughout PA.

Categories for these awards include
community (municipality),
agency (government or non-profit), and

To nominate someone, please complete the form available on our website , no later than March 31st. Awards will be announced at the PA Urban & Community Forestry Conference in Pittsburgh on May 23-24, 2018. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit here .
2019 TreeVitalize Funding Opportunities :
Requests for Letters of Intent
TreePennsylvania manages the statewide TreeVitalize grant program. Funding is provided to promote and develop sustainable urban forestry programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Annual grant terms provide the opportunity for funding in three priority areas : tree planting, urban riparian buffers, and community forestry management.

Funding preference is provided for projects which :
(1) involve partnerships and include trainings/educational components and/or
(2) enhance the public’s access to and enjoyment of urban forestry and/or
(3) projects implemented in  Environmental Justice areas

Tree planting grants  provide assistance for tree plantings in community and urban areas along streets, parks, and other publicly-accessible areas.  Urban riparian buffer grants  provide assistance for urban riparian buffer tree plantings adjacent to community and urban waterways.  Community forestry management grants  provide assistance for tree care management plans, tree inventories, pruning, short term employment (including internships), educational workshops, webinars, urban wood utilization, ordinance development, land banks design, urban agriculture design, and other aspects of urban forestry.

2019 Funding Opportunities
Information about 2019 funding opportunities through the TreeVitalize grant program is now available.  Interested municipalities and non-profits are invited to complete and submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by May 1, 2018 . Full applications are available only once an LOI has been accepted and approved

Important Dates & Links for 2019 funding
Full applications due July 13, 2018
Awards announced August 2018
Program term is January 1 – December 31, 2019

For more information, please contact Jessica

2019 Spring Scholarships Available
Education is a very important part of TreePennsylvania's mission. Our scholarship fund allows Pennsylvania practitioners, interested individuals, educators, and others to attend workshops, conferences, or classes designed to expand their knowledge about urban and community forestry or tree-related issues.

Applications for the Spring 2019 scholarship awards are due by April 1st .

Our reimbursement program requires applications to be submitted prior to an event. Awardees are responsible for covering all associated costs and will be reimbursed for allowable expenses once submitted and approved. If you or someone you know is interested in attending trainings, conferences, or other upcoming events, including those conducted through PennDel ISA , Morris Arboretum , or other reputable associations, please submit an application form by April 1st!

Contact Jessica with any questions about our Scholarship program.
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