2019 Urban Forestry grants now open!

A reminder that the application for the 2019 Urban Forestry Grants is open! Cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in or conducting their project in Wisconsin are encouraged to apply for a regular or startup 2019 Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Grant! The grants range from $1,000 to $25,000, and grant recipients must match each grant dollar for dollar. A startup grant of up to $5,000 is available for communities that want to start or restart a community forestry program. Grants are awarded to projects that align with state and national goals for increasing the urban forest canopy and the benefits it provides.

This year, some questions on the grant application form were simplified in order to improve clarity and better reflect the priorities of the Urban Forestry program. A new informational video has been created to highlight these changes and discuss several other key aspects of the grant application process. The video is approximately eleven minutes long and includes topics such as the difference between startup grants and regular grants and how to contact an Urban Forestry Coordinator. Communities and organizations interested in applying for a 2019 Urban Forestry Grant may find this video to be a valuable resource.

The application period opened July 1, 2018 and closes October 1, 2018. To view the application and apply visit the Urban Forestry Grant’s website. If you have questions regarding application process and eligible projects contact your DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator.

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