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Urban and Community Forestry Grants - Arbor Day Grant

Grants to Montana Organizations and
Communities for Local Tree Planting Projects

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Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)

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Grants of $300 and grants of $750 to Montana communities and organizations for the planting of trees in communities throughout the State. Funding is intended to support the purchase and planting of one tree or more in public places, as well as for activities in celebration of Arbor Day.

The Urban and Community Forestry program offers grants to improve the health of community forests. Arbor Day Grants are available for the purchase and planting of one or more trees in the celebration of Arbor Day. All communities are eligible for a $300 grant; Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $750 grant.

Grant recipients will spend all grant funds toward the Arbor Day Celebration, and for no other purpose. The majority of the Arbor Day grant funds should be used towards the purchase and planting of a tree (or trees) on public grounds in the community. Grantees will adhere to the planting specifications described in the Application / Contingent Award Agreement to ensure long-term health of the trees planted. Tree planting projects should follow the Best Management Practices for Tree Planting, a special companion publication to the ANSI A300 Part 6: Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Maintenance – Standard Practices (Transplanting). This booklet covers bare root, containerized, and balled and burlap tree stock.

Urban and Community Forestry Arbor Day Grants are "tree-centric” grants, meaning that trees are the only plant materials eligible for purchase.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178054

Estimated Size of Grant:

- All communities are eligible for a $300 grant.
- Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $750 grant.

Term of Contract:

The Applicant will hold an Arbor Day Celebration on or around Montana’s Arbor Day, April 26, 2019, but no later than June 15, 2019, unless approval has been issued in writing by DNRC.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All communities are eligible for a $300 grant. Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $750 grant. (For information about Tree City USA, see

Pre-Application Information:

Arbor Day Grant Applications are due by January 16th, 2019.

Submit one original application and one copy of your Arbor Day Proclamation to the Montana DNRC Urban Forestry Program.

The DNRC will grant funds on a “first-come” basis until all available funds are granted.

Matching funds are encouraged but not required.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application and Arbor Day Proclamation to:

Urban Forestry Program
2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804-3199


Jamie Kirby
2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804

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USA: Montana