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Funding opportunity through the 2017 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

The 2017 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is open to all municipalities, townships, park districts, forest preserves, conservation districts, and schools within the State of Illinois.  Proposals Due: July 1, 2017

Funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service Grant funding administered by:  The Morton Arboretum

This request for proposals has been developed to provide funding assistance to “communities” (municipalities, park districts, counties, townships, schools, forest preserve, and conservation districts) to improve the urban forest.  Funding is provided by the Urban and Community Forestry program of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.  The Morton Arboretum is the grant administrator.  There are four funding categories for this proposal.  You may apply for more than one category, however, the maximum allowable amount of funding to any one organization is $15,000.  Organizations receiving funding from the U.S. Forest Service within the last five years are not eligible to participate. Project categories funded through this proposal are: 1.  Development and approval of a tree protection/preservation ordinance. 2.  Completion of a tree inventory with associated tracking format or program.  3.  Completion and approval of an urban forest management plan. 4.  Completion of a tree planting program including a minimum three year commitment and maintenance plan (funding for implementation of maintenance plan is not covered under this funding nor may it be included as match).

Please click here for a flyer, or here for the applicant folder, which contains the application, the request for proposals and supplemental information.

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