Urban and Community Forestry Grant Applications|
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced that applications for urban and community forestry grants are now being accepted.
Grant applications for community forestry activities are available from the Urban and Community Forestry Program. These grants are funded through the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry Program.
Public agencies and non-profit private entities [501(c)] are eligible to apply. All projects must be performed on non-federal public lands or land open to the public. Community forestry activities considered for funding include local government and non-profit organization program development, urban and community forestry education and technology transfer projects, library and nature center reference material acquisition, and tree planting projects.
Grant applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2003, to be given funding consideration for this grant cycle. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2004. All grants require matching funds of at least 50 percent. The match may be made up of cash contributions or in-kind services, but may not include federal funds. Depending on the category, grants up to $20,000 may be requested.
To obtain a grant application or for more information, contact Kevin Sayers, Urban and Community Forester, at 517-241-4632, DNR Forest, Mineral and Fire Management, PO Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909-7952, or visit the website at www.michigan.gov/dnr.