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DANR Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 22, 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Walsh, brian.walsh@state.sd.us
 
 
DANR Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grants
 
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is pleased to announce funding is available for new community forestry projects through the 2022 Community Forestry Grant program.
 
The application deadline is October 14, 2022.
 
Communities, tribes, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Projects must follow the guidelines for Community Forestry Challenge Grants. These guidelines, the grant application, and a guided scoring system to assist applicants are available online at:
 
https://danr.sd.gov/Conservation/Forestry/UrbanandCommunityForestry/ComprehensiveChallengeGrants/default.aspx
 
The Community Forestry Grant program helps recipients 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 be used for professional services, tree inventories and assessments, existing tree care and maintenance, training and education, and new tree plantings.
 
Applicants must provide equivalent matching funds on all awards. Matching funds may be cash or in-kind contributions.
 
For program information, please contact John Hartland at 605.362.2830 or John.Hartland@state.sd.us.
 
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