Deadline extended for new Greening Neighborhoods Grants

Neighborhoods can apply for grants for trees, more

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.

The City is putting the call out for more projects meant to ‘green’ and beautify Spokane’s neighborhoods. The deadline to apply for the next round of Greening Neighborhoods Grants has been extended from June 30 to July 31, 2015.

A neighborhood can receive a maximum of three grants of up to $5,000 each. As with last year, grant projects must include a design that involves planting trees, shrubs, grasses and other native perennials through a neighborhood volunteering event. This year, the City’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) is encouraging neighborhoods to include more trees in their projects by creating a Competitive Grant Criteria that gives points to projects that:

  • Plant trees
  • Leverage funding by working with local neighborhood organizations for donations, contributing neighborhood or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding
  • Create volunteer events

Greening grants are part of the Forest Spokane Initiative, an effort to plant 10,000 new trees by 2016. View the grant application and guidelines at

Many volunteer events from last year’s round of Greening Neighborhoods Grants took place this spring. Take a look at the 2014 Neighborhood Greening Grant Projects here.