Deadline: January 8, 2010
In partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support NeighborWoods investments in your community. NeighborWoods is a nationwide initiative that engages the public in meaningful hands-on action to produce tangible improvements to community health through tree planting and stewardship.
NeighborWoods communicates “neighbors caring for trees,” reflecting ACT members’ vision for healthy urban forests that nurture and sustain communities. Through grants, ACT and The Home Depot Foundation provide an incentive to communities to use successful NeighborWoods models. Through online publications, training, and a national network of NeighborWoods organizers, we encourage the creation of well-managed, thoughtful programs that fulfill ACT and The Home Depot Foundation’s vision for volunteer-driven urban forest restoration.
This year’s NeighborWoods Grants will recognize local urban forestry – affordable housing partnerships that result tangible, strategic improvements in the health and livability of the home environment of low-income families. Programs that are part of an ongoing NeighborWoods-branded program, create a sustaining NeighborWoods-branded program, or add value to affordable housing projects supported by The Home Depot and/or The Home Depot Foundation will be given special consideration.
In addition, applicants are encouraged to incorporate activities into their plan of work to include volunteer, educational, or outreach events in celebration of October 2010 National NeighborWoods Month. The Alliance for Community Trees provides a wide array of support materials and a planning tool kit online at www.neighborwoodsmonth.org to help you bring visibility and attention to urban forest restoration during NeighborWoods Month.
RFP and Application– Members Only area of website
The Home Depot Foundation
NeighborWoods Challenge Grants