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DNR Community Forestry Grant Program – Info Webinar

July 25 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm

The DNR Community Forestry Grant Program provides reimbursable grants to be used to purchase and plant trees suitable to Iowa in counties impacted by Emerald Ash Borer. A total of $75,000 in funds are available. Award recipients will be reimbursed $500 to $5,000 for the purchase of trees and materials from Iowa businesses and are required to provide a dollar-for-dollar cash match.

Qualifying public planting lands include, but are not limited to, street rights-of-way, parks, school grounds, courthouse lawns, public buildings, fairgrounds, cemeteries, libraries and trails (DNR lands are not eligible). The application, rules, and FAQ are available online on the Iowa DNR Urban Forestry website. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

This year the grant is open to more counties than previously seen. Since there are likely new applicants, the DNR is hosting this Zoom Q&A session. Please register for this meeting by emailing ellie.jones@dnr.iowa.gov by July 21, 2023. We welcome any questions that are not addressed in the FAQ document.