(301) 883-5819 or (301) 883-5822
Prince George's County has a program to help communities and municipalities "turn green" with trees. The ReLeaf Grant Program provides landscape funding to community organizations and municipalities for planting projects in public spaces. All community groups are encouraged to apply. Projects that have received funding in the past include tree plantings within parks and playgrounds, memorial plantings, tree plantings along streets and reforestation projects along streams. The County encourages planting low-maintenance, native-tree species that thrive in Maryland’s climate and are resistant to the effects of drought.
Two options are available for funding. Communities that wish to organize and implement projects using volunteer labor are eligible to receive reimbursement for 100 percent of their expenses. Groups that choose to hire a contractor for tree planting can receive reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the contract cost. Grant funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be used only for costs associated with tree and shrub planting. Small community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per project and municipalities are eligible for up to $10,000 per project.
Community groups and municipalities interested in the ReLeaf Grant Program should submit a formal letter requesting funding along with a ReLeaf Grant Application. Applications should be submitted at least six months prior to the proposed planting date and special consideration is given to cost-effective proposals. To request a ReLeaf Grant Application or to receive assistance in improving your proposal or designing your project, please call the County at (301) 883-5819. You may also email the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org