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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Urban and Community Forestry Grants


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

$750 Grant Application for Tree City USA Communities

$300 Grant Application for non-Tree City USA Communities

Applications are due by January 15. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis until exhausted.

Program Development Grants

Grants providing local governments funds to conduct tree inventories, develop an Urban Forest Management Plan, write a Tree Ordinance, or conduct an innovative urban forestry project.

  • Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000
  • 100% Match is required

Program Development Grant Application
Applications are due by November 9, 2016.

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

*Tree City of the Year awards are complete for this year, please check back in August 2017.