In 2016 the City of Hudson received a grant from the Wisconsin DNR Urban Forestry program to help replace trees that were removed. But the story does not end there. The City of Hudson used this opportunity to engage with the community and educate others on the trees on their streets and in their parks. Continue reading “Grant helps for new Tree Trek”
Have you ever thought about applying for an urban forestry grant or have applied in the past but haven’t been successful in receiving one? Here are some steps on preparing a competitive urban forestry grant application:
The American Transmission Company (ATC) is accepting applications until September 30, 2017 for its Community Planting Program. Continue reading “ATC planting grant”
The DNR Urban Forestry Grant program awarded $86,185.66 to five Wisconsin communities for urban forestry projects during our 2017 second round of funding. In order to ensure a pool of catastrophic storm funds throughout the year, we have switched to awarding grants in two rounds, instead of awarding all of our funds in December. The communities who received grants in April include DeForest, Neillsville, Port Washington, Watertown, and Witting. Continue reading “Second round of Urban Forestry grants awarded”
Looking for a financial assist in your efforts to control invasive species?
The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council website lists 61 different grant opportunities that are available from Federal and State agencies as well as private foundations. The list is searchable by applicant (tribe, government agency, company, non-profit, individual) and type of invasive organism (plant, animal, aquatic, invertebrate, disease). All but one has a link that takes you to more information or a contact person.
Why not take a few moments to explore these opportunities?
Written by: Michael Putnam, invasive plants program specialist, Madison (Michael.Putnam@wisconsin.gov), 608-266-7596.
The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission (RPC), in partnership with WI DNR and two other Wisconsin RPCs, awarded $82,450 to nine Wisconsin communities for projects to mitigate the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Grant funds will support planting nearly 700 diverse trees to help local governments prepare and recover from EAB. The grant awards ranged from $2,400 to $20,000, with recipients providing at least a 25% match of the total project. This funding was made available through a U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI) grant received by Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission earlier this year.
For more information contact Ellen Clark (EllenA.Clark@Wisconsin.gov), Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.
Thirty-three communities, nonprofit groups, and counties will share $487,578.97 in 2017 state grant dollars to promote and sustain urban forest resources in Wisconsin.
The U.S. Forest Service has announced that they are accepting proposals for potential grant funding. There are $575,000 in new funds that are available for Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) in the Great Lakes Basin. The deadline for approval is January 6, 2017 at grants.gov. The goal of the program is to detect, prevent, eradicate and/or control invasive plants to promote diverse benefits on Federal, State or private land. Continue reading “Apply for 2016 Great Lakes grant”
The Wisconsin DNR is currently accepting applications for the Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control grant. This grant gives financial assistance to urban communities, as defined in s.86.196(1)(c), Wis. Stats., for the development of long-term solutions to decrease damage created by wildlife, namely white-tailed deer and/or Canada geese. The financial assistance provided is a 50-50 reimbursement up to a maximum of $5,000. This grant can help urban parks and forests in municipalities prone to the effects of wildlife. The deadline for applications submission, and other necessary documents, is December 1, 2016. If you have questions regarding the grant or how to apply visit the Urban Damage Abatement and Control page on the DNR website. Continue reading “Grants to address urban wildlife damage”
The Wisconsin DNR Urban Forestry grant system has been a valuable tool in the fight against the emerald ash borer (EAB). The Urban Forestry grant program is a reimbursable grant; the grantee must complete the project first, and then apply for reimbursement of up to 50% for eligible items, to a maximum of $25,000.