TD Green Streets Grant Information
TD Green Streets supports innovative practices in community forestry. Through this grant program, municipalities are eligible to receive one of ten $20,000 grants in support of local forestry projects in low- to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, your municipality must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA® community within TD Bank’s footprint.
This is a reimbursement grant—funds will be provided upon completion of your project and a final report. No more than 50% of the proposed funding can be used to purchase new trees.
TD Green Streets grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated by representatives from the Arbor Day Foundation and TD based on the following criteria:
Innovation – There is a clear understanding of the purpose of the program, and a program has been designed that promotes innovative, sustainable practices and tools that benefit the community’s urban forest management plan.
Partnership and Community Involvement – The municipality has demonstrated an ability to involve the community, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, corporate sector, etc., in the program.
Technical Training/Education – The municipality is committed to the training and continuing education of community staff and volunteers through workshops, accreditation, conferences, etc. Expertise is also present or can be sought to guide the municipality in its efforts.
Maintenance – A maintenance plan is in place to ensure survivability of new trees.
Evaluation – A system is in place to evaluate the success of the program.