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2014 Community Forestry Grants


The following Community Forestry 2014 spring grants are available:  Community Family Forest (CFF), America the Beautiful (ATB) Tree Planting, and ATB Program Development.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
All projects must be located on publicly owned or controlled property, such as boulevards, parks, or school lands.  Projects related to community forestry flood recovery needs will be given special consideration.  Eligible applicants include counties, townships, cities, towns, park districts, school districts, or tribal equivalents.Applicants must contact a member of the ND Forest Service Community Forestry team during the application process.

FUNDS AVAILABILITY
All grants require a match from the community.  The community’s match may be in the form of cash and/or in-kind (volunteer labor, services, donated supplies or use of equipment) that is directly related to the grant project.  Match for Community Family Forest grants is 80:20; match for America the Beautiful grants is 50:50.  Applications are funded on a competitive basis, subject to the discretion of the ND Forest Service Community Forestry Council.

FLOOD RECOVERY PROJECTS
Projects related to community forestry flood recovery needs will be given special consideration.  Applications for ATB Tree Planting and ATB Program Development flood recovery projects will be accepted on an on-going basis, pending availability of funds.  Maximum grant awards of $50,000 are available, and must be equally matched with non-federal funds or in-kind contributions.  Contact ND Forest Service Community Forestry staff for assistance.

DEADLINES
2014 spring applications are due April 30, 2014.  Projects must be completed on or before August 31, 2015.

Community Family Forest (CFF)
CFF grants are funded by the North Dakota Trees Trust Fund.  The purpose of these grants is to honor families in the state by planting trees in ND communities and strengthening the tradition of annual tree planting.  Award for this tree planting grant is $1,500; Tree City USA communities are eligible for a $2,000 maximum award.  Only one grant application will be accepted per community.  Click here for the:

2014 CFF Spring Grant Overview

2014 CFF Spring Grant Application

2014 CFF Spring Grant Ranking Criteria

America the Beautiful (ATB) Tree Planting
This tree planting grant is co-sponsored by the US Forest Service, and is intended to stimulate the development of innovative and effective tree planting projects that increase the diversity of trees in the community.  Maximum grant award is $10,000.  Multiple entities within the same community can apply for this grant. 

2014 ATB Tree Planting Spring Grant Overview

2014 ATB Tree Planting Spring Grant Application

2014 ATB Tree Planting Spring Grant Ranking Criteria

America the Beautiful (ATB) Program Development

This grant is made available through the US Forest Service, and is intended to stimulate the development of innovative and effective community forestry projects other than tree planting.  Maximum grant award is $10,000.  Program Development projects include: 

·        Inventories or tree removals, especially projects related to community forestry flood recovery needs.
·        Removals of ash trees as part of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Community Action Plan.
·        Development of a Community Forestry Action Plan to increase species diversity in preparation for EAB.
·        Educational outreach to expand awareness of community forestry in the community. 

2014 ATB Program Development Overview

2014 ATB Program Development Grant Application

2014 ATB Program Development Grant Ranking Criteria

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2014 Supporting Documents

2014 Sample Grant Application (Anytown, ND - Community Family Forest application)

CONTACTS
For more information, please contact a member of the Community Forestry team:

Gerri Makay
Community Forestry Manager
NDSU Research Extension Center
PO Box 219
Carrington ND  58421
Tel:   (701) 652-2951
Email: Gerri.Makay@ndsu.edu

Sharon Bartels
Community Forestry Specialist
NDSU-ND Forest Service
PO Box 604
Lisbon ND  58054-0604
Tel:   (701) 683-4323
Email:  Sharon.Bartels@ndsu.edu

Lezlee Johnson
Community Forestry Specialist
NDSU-ND Forest Service
1037 Forestry Drive
Bottineau ND  58318-1037
Tel:  (701) 228-3700
Email:  Lezlee.Johnson@ndsu.edu

Joel Nichols
Community Forestry Specialist
NDSU-ND Forest Service
916 E Interstate Ave Ste #4
Bismarck ND  58503-0560
Tel:   (701) 328-9948
Email:  Joel.Nichols@ndsu.edu

Lorelei Anderson
Office Manager
NDSU-ND Forest Service
916 E Interstate Ave Ste #4
Bismarck ND  58503-0560
Tel:   (701) 328-9944
Email:  Lorelei.J.Anderson@ndsu.edu

 

 

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Tree Conservation Assistance Program (TCAP)

The Tree Conservation Assistance Program will provide grant awards to landowners to conserve, protect and enhance priority forest landscapes, restore green infrastructure, increase property values, conserve energy, and mitigate wildland fire hazards.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Private landowners.  Landowners will work with a vendor of their choice who will assist with the planning and installation of the project.

FUNDS AVAILABILITY

A landowner is eligible to receive a maximum grant award of $1,500. Grant funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis to the vendor.  A grant award may not exceed 75% of the total project cost.  At least 25% of the total cost of the project must be contributed by the landowner. Not every application will be funded, as sufficient funds may not be available to meet the need.

DEADLINE 

Information on the deadline for 2015 will be posted soon. 

For more information and a list of vendors, please contact:

Liz Smith, Stewardship Specialist
NDSU-ND Forest Service
Liz.Smith@ndsu.edu
cell:  (701) 400-8330

300 - 2nd Avenue NE, Suite 208A
Jamestown ND  58401


Emerald Ash Borer Grant Funds When EAB is Confirmed in ND

Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation

In preparation for the arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB) in North Dakota, the North Dakota Forest Service requested state funding to assist communities with removal and replacement of trees.  This request was approved by the ND Legislature and is included in the NDFS 2011-2013 budget.  Funding will become available in the form of grants to eligible applicants once EAB is confirmed in North Dakota.  Confirmation of EAB must be made according to the protocol established by the ND Department of Agriculture and USDA. 

To Apply:  Applications for funding will be made available to impacted communities by contacting a member of the ND Community Forestry Team.  Upon approval of the ND Community Forestry Council and the State Forester, funding can be used for tree removals as well as replacement of trees, and will require a 1:1 match from the community.

EAB Preparedness Plan Templates

Communities developing EAB Preparedness Plans with ATB Program Development funding will find the following templates useful:

EAB Plan Outline

EAB Plan Guidelines

EAB Plan Ordinances


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Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:55:25 AM