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April 6 Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2020

Media Contact: JaCee Aaseth 605.773.4073.

 

April 6 Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant

 

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota communities, non-profit organizations, and tribes are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant.

 

The Challenge Grant can be used to help communities solve specific community forestry problems or demonstrate the importance of trees and urban forests in 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 which can be met through cash or in-kind contributions.

 

Projects must follow the guidelines for Community Forestry Challenge Grants. These guidelines can be viewed here.

 

The Challenge Grant application can be found here.

 

Applications and additional documentation must be submitted to South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry (SDDA, RC&F) by April 6, 2020.

 

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,
Instagram and Twitter.

 

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