Urban and Community Forestry Grant Deadline Approaching

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 2, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Munyon, dana.munyon@state.sd.us



Urban and Community Forestry Grant Deadline Approaching


PIERRE, S.D. – Funding for new community forestry projects is available through South Dakota’s 2023 Community Forestry Grant program. Guidelines and the grant application can be found at: https://danr.sd.gov/Conservation/Forestry/UrbanandCommunityForestry/ComprehensiveChallengeGrants/default.aspx


Applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry by October 13, 2023. Communities, tribes, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Projects must follow the guidelines for Community Forestry Challenge Grants.


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


Communities must provide an equivalent match for all funds awarded. Match may be cash or in-kind contributions.


For more information, please contact John Hartland at 605-933-9650 or John.Hartland@state.sd.us


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