2017/2018 Urban & Community Forestry GrantsApr 14th, 2017 | By pwebb | Category: Featured article, News, Urban Forestry
The Nevada Division of Forestry is now accepting applications for the 2017/18 Urban and Community Forestry grant program. The program provides funding to local governments, educational institutions, Native –American tribal governments and non-profit groups for urban forestry projects. Trees give us respite, provide rich habitat, clean our air, reduce energy consumption and reduce storm water impacts within our communities. They provide Nevada citizens livable neighborhoods and social benefits by providing places for people to recreate and gather. This program is being offered to encourage Nevada cities, towns and counties to create urban forestry programs based on a vision that recognizes the value of trees within a community. Proposed programs that foster partnerships reflecting the ongoing effort to provide healthy, safe and livable neighborhoods are highly encouraged. This grant program is part of Nevada’s ongoing initiative to provide funding for urban tree inventory and analysis, management planning, urban forestry awareness, education and outreach projects, and new urban tree plantings. All qualifying applications will be evaluated and ranked for approval before being awarded. All projects must be completed by May of 2018. Applications for funding are due by 5pm on May 22, 2017.
To submit a proposal or to learn more, go to http://forestry.nv.gov/grants/ and look for the Urban and Community Forestry Program Grants section. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Ortega at 702-486-5123 ext.226. This program is funded by the USDA Forest Service.