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Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant is October 14





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2019

Media Contact: Lindy Geraets, 605.773.5425.

 

 

Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant is October 14

 

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota communities, non-profit organizations, and Native American tribes are encouraged to apply for a 2019 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant.

 

Applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry (SDDA RC&F) by October 14, 2019.

 

The Challenge Grant can be used to help communities solve specific community forestry problems or demonstrate the importance of trees and urban forests in our communities. Projects must be for trees or tree management on public land or in public right of ways. Funds can be used for professional services, tree inventories and assessments, existing tree care and maintenance, training and education, and new tree planting.

 

Communities must contribute an equal match for all funds awarded. This can be met through cash or in-kind contributions.

 

The Challenge Grant application can be found at: http://sdda.sd.gov/conservation-forestry/grants-loans/community-forestry-challenge-grants/.

 

Projects must follow the guidelines for Community Forestry Challenge Grants. These guidelines can be viewed at: http://sdda.sd.gov/documents/UCF%20Challenge%20Grant%20Requirements%20Details.pdf.

 

For more information please contact Rachel Ormseth at 605.773.3594.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in
annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota
Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota
agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook,
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