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Grants of up to $10,000 to Oklahoma government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and civic groups to manage and improve forest areas. Eligible activities include staffing, educational programs, planning and management, and the public assessment and inventory of tree health.
Components of a successful community forestry program involve much more than tree planting, but include planning, maintenance, protection, education and training, and utilization of the community forest resource. One of the most important aspects of urban and community forestry is maintaining a broad base of citizen support. Promotion of volunteerism and involvement of nonprofit organizations will aid in securing citizen support. Applicants are encouraged to be creative in making this grant work for their organization by looking beyond tree planting to projects that will assist in providing lasting capabilities for urban and community forestry.
Volunteerism and the forming of new partnerships is the very heart of the Urban and Community Forestry Program. Proposals incorporating the forming of new partnerships to achieve the same goal may be given higher consideration during the evaluation. Cooperation and coordination between all involved will maximize funds and reduce duplication of effort. As part of the planning stage, applicants may want to consult with an expert to ensure success.
Priority Emphasis Areas:
For other examples of acceptable projects, see page 7 of the grant application, in Supporting Documents, below.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Projects must be completed within one year of contract agreement.
Mail or deliver applications to:
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Forestry Services
Attn: Mark Bays
Oklahoma Forestry Services
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For questions, please contact Mark Bays at (405) 522-6150.
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