During its second round of 2022 funding, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban Forestry Grant program awarded a total of $90,000 to five Wisconsin communities for urban forestry projects. These funds were made available through a United States Forest Service grant.
The Village of Grafton received $25,000, the City of Greenfield received $17,238.62, the City of Monroe received $7,917.67, the Ozaukee County Planning & Parks Department received $14,843.71 and the City of West Bend received $25,000. The communities that received these must match them dollar-for-dollar.
The DNR Urban Forestry Grant program funds projects consistent with state and national goals to increase the urban forest canopy and its benefits. The urban forest encompasses trees on both public and private property.
Priorities for the 2022 grant cycle included, but were not limited to, projects that:
- increase the ability of local municipal partners to expand their urban forestry program;
- increase the ability of all local partners to provide ongoing urban forestry funding, services and markets; and
- benefit multiple communities and put existing inventories of urban trees to use.
Further information about the DNR Urban Forestry Grant program is available on the urban forestry grants webpage.
Please contact Nicolle Spafford, DNR Urban Forestry Grant Specialist, at email@example.com or 715-896-7099 with any questions.