Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
In-kind grants of trees to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, schools, and civic organizations for tree planting projects in public areas that are of significance and benefit to local residents. Priority will be given to impactful projects in areas of high need, including neighborhoods and along streets. Eligible planting sites include, but are not limited to, street right-of-way, parks, school grounds, college campuses, the grounds of civic buildings, recreation areas, common areas, and cemeteries.
The purpose of Free Trees for Fall Planting is to help celebrate and enable the planting of trees in fall, the best time of the year to plant trees. Support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the US Forest Service is used to provide trees and education about trees.
High impact projects (street trees, high need neighborhoods, etc.) and projects with an extensive outreach component will be given priority to receive the maximum number of trees. Emphasis will be on a diversity of large-maturing trees (over 40 feet).
Trees can be planted in front yards of private property if they will shade public streets and sidewalks.
The Free Trees for Fall Planting program has several goals:
GrantWatch ID#: 162033
Support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the US Forest Service is used to provide trees and education about trees. The program does not provide direct funding for trees to recipients but provides pre-selected trees to recipients.
A maximum of 10 trees will be allowed for any single request. The minimum awarded will be one.
Projects should be implemented between September 1 and November 15, 2021 (October 15 for Panhandle) unless an extension has been requested and granted. If possible, projects should be implemented and/or promoted around selected outreach events.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All applications must be emailed to Kendall Weyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the email subject: ‘2021 Mini Grant – (INSERT COMMUNITY)’
Direct questions to Kendall Weyers at (402) 472-6693 or at the above email address.
Nebraska Forest Service
P.O. Box 830815
Lincoln, NE 68588-0815
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