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Community Forestry Cost-Share Grant - Education/Program Development

Grants to Wyoming Organizations and Communities
for Urban Forestry Programs and Outreach

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Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD)

Deadline Date:

02/16/18 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 to Wyoming organizations and communities for urban forestry programs and outreach. Examples of possible projects include interpretive signs in an arboretum, tree inventories, the development of a community forestry management plan, media projects, the development of training materials, support community forestry interns, publication of brochures on recommended trees and proper tree care, and community tree care workshops.

Some evaluation criteria includes:
-How the project will have a positive environmental or economic impact on the community
-How the project improves the overall condition of the community forest
-Potential to inspire an increased level of community forest management
-Involvement of the community in the development or implementation of the project
-Development of partnerships or the leveraging of funds
-Feasibility of project budget for proposed activities
-How well the applicant has completed and maintained previous grant projects

Preference may be given to:
-Applicants who have received limited past community forestry grant funding
-Projects in communities that are currently Tree City USA certified
-Projects in communities that have a local tree board or similar organization

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177203

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum request that can be considered is $3,000. The maximum request is $10,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

All funded projects must be completed by October 10, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are invited from Wyoming communities and organizations.

These grants are intended to increase community forestry development and tree planting in Wyoming communities, but not replace existing local funds.

Pre-Application Information:

This is a 50/50 cost-share grant. The match must equal or exceed the grant amount requested. For example, if you request $3,000 you must match the $3,000 grant request with at least $3,000 in local funds, for a total project expenditure of $6,000.

Unlike the Tree Planting grant category, which requires a cash-match, the match for Education/Program Development category can be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.

Complete applications must be received by Wyoming State Forestry Division by the deadline of February 16, 2018.

Early receipt of the application by WSFD allows time to review for completeness and time for corrections if necessary.

Applicants will be notified of funding status in late February.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mark Hughes, Wyoming State Forestry Division
(307) 777-5478

Tara Costanzo

Return completed application to:
U&CF Grants
Wyoming State Forestry Division
5500 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming