These grant projects are geared towards serving disadvantaged and low-income communities. Projects must also be located in an urban area or urban cluster as defined by the US Census Bureau. Trees play an important role in the health and well-being of human beings. For example, studies show that trees promote mental health, improve air quality, and result in energy savings by offering shade and reducing cooling needs.
Under the Urban Forest Management Activities project type, awardees can utilize grant funds to complete municipal tree inventories, urban forest management plans, mapping and analysis, and urban forest policy development or improvement. The City of Vallejo will use the grant funds to begin the process of completing a citywide tree inventory which is currently underway. This inventory data will help the City establish baseline dates on existing trees, begin a tree planting/replanting program focused in our most disadvantaged neighborhoods, and create a foundation to build a comprehensive Urban Forest Management Plan.
For more information on the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs, click here.
For questions about the grant award and information about the Vallejo tree inventory, visit www.myvallejo.com/ufmp or contact:
Jason Lacey, Landscape Maintenance Manager
City of Vallejo Public Works Department