In order to jumpstart or enhance urban forest management in communities of every size across the state, the DNR Community and Urban Forestry (CUF) program offers annual matching grants.
The DNR Division of Forestry’s 2019 CUF Assistance grants program is now open for application. All proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, September 2nd.
In a press release about the opportunity, DNR representatives mentioned that fundable projects include tree inventories, urban tree canopy assessment and urban forest management planning.
Other potential projects include the addition of prioritized planting, storm preparedness, risk management planning to existing management plans, tree planting as well as education and outreach campaigns.
DNR officials shared that urban forests in Indiana communities make the healthier, safer and more beautiful places to live, work and play.
They note that among their many benefits, trees promote physical activity and social health by making the outdoors a more hospitable place for recreation and socializing.
According to the State Grant Guidelines, in order to be eligible, an applicant must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization or a municipality. A municipality can be a number of things including a city, town, township, county, school corporation, library district, local housing authority or a fire protection district.
Click the following link for additional information and to view a list of all the available grant opportunities: Community & Urban Forestry Grants