ATC Offers Funding For Planting And Pollinator Habitat Projects

Recognizing that trees and vegetation are among the features that make communities special places for residents and visitors, American Transmission Company (ATC) will continue to offer funding for planting projects in communities in its service area through its Community Planting and Pollinator Habitat programs.

The Community Planting Program provides financial support to eligible cities, villages, towns, counties and tribes in ATC’s service area for planting projects on public property, outside transmission line rights-of-way.

The Pollinator Habitat Program provides funding for site preparation; purchasing seed, plugs or plants; labor and installation; or other activities to establish quality pollinator habitat. Unlike the Community Planting Program, the Pollinator Habitat Program promotes planting low-growing vegetation within a transmission line right-of-way.

Awards range from $100 to $5,000, based on funding. ATC supports planting projects for public areas that the entire community can enjoy.

Plantings must meet ATC’s Pollinator Habitat Program or Community Planting Program criteria and ATC’s vegetation management standards. ATC will not support plans that call for trees to be planted within a transmission line right-of-way.

Applications for these two programs will be accepted July 1-Sept. 30. Recipients will be selected by the end of the calendar year.

For more information and to apply, please visit this webpage.

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