DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program plans to offer three types of grants in 2014: Community Forestry Assistance Grants, Inventory Grants, and Tree Planting Grants. Grant applications will be available on our grant resources page by mid-January. If your community is a Tree City USA, the announcement and links to applications will be sent directly to your community’s Tree City USA contact.
Grants, offered in partnership with the US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry program, may be awarded to local units of government, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or tribal governments. Community tree volunteer groups and neighborhood associations, while not directly eligible to apply, are encouraged to develop their projects in conjunction with an eligible organization.
Examples of projects that may be funded through Community Forestry Assistance grants include: