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Urban and Community Forestry Grants


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The Urban & Community Forestry program offers grants to improve the health of community forests. 
Grants of $300 up to $15,000 are available for a variety of activities.


Arbor Day Grants

For the purchase and planting of one or more trees in the celebration of Arbor Day.

  • All communities are eligible for a $300 grant
  • Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $750 grant
  • The grant requires submission of an Arbor Day Proclamation
  • Matching funds are encouraged but not required
  •  “Tree-centric” grants, meaning trees are the only plant materials eligible for purchase

 

2019 Arbor Day Grant Application: $300
2019 Arbor Day Grant Application: $750

*Arbor Day Grant Applications are due by January 16th, 2019.



Program Development Grants

Grants providing local governments funds to build and develop their urban forestry programs.  Projects may involve tree inventories, an Urban Forest Management Plan, revising a Tree Ordinance, or conduct an innovative urban forestry project.

  • Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000
  • 100% Match is required

Program Development Grant Application
Applications are due by November 8th, 2019.



Montana Tree City of the Year

Butte Tree CityGrant recognizing communities demonstrating excellence in urban forestry.  This award promotes innovative and significant projects that raise awareness through urban forestry.

  • Award of $10,000 to winning proposal
  • Matching funds are encouraged but not required

                    

Montana Tree City of the Year Grant Application - .pdf

Montana Tree City of the Year Grant Application - word doc


Applications are due by September 25, 2019.