Up to $90,000 in grants available for forestry projects statewide


Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by webdesign No Comments

Grant applications now are being accepted for the 2017-18 Urban and Community
Forestry Program, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today.

Up to $90,000 is available for projects statewide. Depending on the project type,
applicants may request grants up to $20,000. All grants require a one-to-one match
of funds, which can be cash contributions or in-kind services but cannot include
federal funds.

Local units of government, nonprofit organizations, schools and tribal governments
are eligible and encouraged to apply for the grants, which can be used for a variety
of projects including:

* Urban forest management and planning activities.
* Tree planting on public property.
* Urban forestry and arborist training and education events and materials.
* Arbor Day celebrations and materials.

Assistance provided through this grant program will help communities and partners
interested in creating and supporting long-term and sustained urban and community
forestry projects and programs at the local level, said Kevin Sayers, Urban and
Community Forestry Program coordinator.

Grant applications must be postmarked by Sept. 22, 2017. Projects that are awarded
funding must be completed by Sept. 1, 2018. All projects must be performed on public
land or land that is open to the public.

The grants are funded through the U.S. Forest Services State and Private Forestry
Program.

For a grant application or more information, visit the DNR website
www.michigan.gov/ucf [
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-30301_40936—,00.html ], contact Kevin
Sayers at 517-284-5898 or [email protected] , or write to
DNR Forest Resources Division, P.O. Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909-7952.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation,
protection, management, use and enjoyment of the states natural and cultural
resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to
www.michigan.gov/dnr [
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
].



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