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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 one of the eligible communities made up of Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA® communities 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.

Although projects in moderate-income neighborhoods will be accepted, preference will be given to those projects proposed in low-income neighborhoods.

Evaluation Process

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, and others in the program. Past projects that have exemplified this criteria have included community or school engagement events like educational fairs, public trainings, art projects, hands-on learning experiences or tree-related story time.

2018 projects are encouraged to address TD Bank’s diversity areas of interest, including: minorities, individuals with disabilities, LBGTQ, developing women leaders, and veterans.

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.

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Congratulations to the communities selected to participate in 2018 TD Green Streets.

Questions? Contact grants administrator at tdgreenstreets@arborday.org.