Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 to Minnesota municipal and County governments, parks and recreation boards, and non-government organizations to engage local communities in forest management activities. The purpose of this grant is to help communities expand their volunteer base.
Grantees will be provided technical and educational support to mobilize a citizen volunteer program that will protect, improve, and maintain their community forest.
-Recruiting and training citizen volunteers.
-Updating or developing tree inventories or surveys, both private and public trees.
-Developing a citywide urban forestry plan.
-Creating and maintaining tree gravel beds.
-Planting, watering, and pruning new public trees.
-Conducting early detection of tree pests, both private and public trees.
-Professional contracts for technical assistance, project administration, or implementation.
-Equipment purchases under $5,000 that are used to complete project.
-Purchase of trees.
-Site preparation and planting (including mulch, watering bags, staking materials, and tree wrap or guards).
-Maintenance of newly planted trees.
-Materials for constructing Community Tree Gravel Beds.
-Production of materials used to enlist citizen involvement or educate developers, builders, residents, and community decision makers about urban and community forest resources.
-Education and outreach programs and materials.
GrantWatch ID#: 166816
8 - 12
$30,000 - $50,000
The project implementation period is March 2016 - April 2018. Final reports must be submitted by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jennifer Teegarden, DNR U&CF Program
Ken Holman, DNR Project Lead
TTY: (651) 296-5484 or (800) 657-3929
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