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Community Forestry Grant Opportunities

The Community Forestry program offers several grant opportunities for communities:

Community Forestry Grant Program Overview


Community Family Forest (CFF)

CFF grants are funded by the Trees for North Dakota Program Trust Fund. The purpose of these grants is to honor families in the state by planting trees in ND communities and strengthening the tradition of annual tree planting. A public entity is eligible to receive a maximum grant award of $1,500; A Tree City USA community is eligible for a maximum award of $2,000. Only one grant application will be accepted per community.

2017 CFF Grant Overview

2017 CFF Grant Application

2017 CFF Grant Scoring Guidelines

 

America the Beautiful (ATB) Tree Planting

This tree planting grant is co-sponsored by the US Forest Service, and is intended to stimulate the development of innovative and effective tree planting projects that increase the diversity of trees in the community. Maximum grant award is $10,000. Multiple entities within the same community can apply for this grant.

2017 ATB Tree Planting Grant Overview

2017 ATB Tree Planting Grant Application

2017 ATB Tree Planting Grant Scoring Guidelines

 

America the Beautiful (ATB) Program Development

This grant is made available through the US Forest Service, and is intended to stimulate the development of innovative and effective community forestry projects other than tree planting. Maximum grant award is $10,000. Program Development projects include:

· Inventory or tree removal.
· Removal of ash trees as part of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Community Action Plan.
· Development of a Community Forestry Action Plan to increase species diversity in preparation for EAB.
· Educational outreach to expand awareness of community forestry in the community.

2017 ATB Program Development Grant Overview

2017 ATB Program Development Grant Application

2017 ATB Program Development Grant Scoring Guidelines

Additional Resources

North Dakota Forestry & Arboriculture Consultants

Example Grant

2017 Supporting Documents

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