Trees for Kids/Trees for Teens

Trees for Kids/Trees for Teens

Funding provided for qualified tree planting projects on publicly owned property that provide an educational component to Iowa’s students.

Eligible Project Criteria

Qualified public planting areas include, but are not limited to:

Street rights-of-way
School grounds
Courthouse lawns
Public buildings

Additional Requirements and Information

Grant awards range between $1,000 and $2,500.

Matching funds are not required, but they are encouraged.

An educational component must be included.

Trees selected for planting must be from the Acceptable Tree List provided for this funding.

Diversity of species is required.

Trees will need to be purchased from Iowa nurseries licensed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.


Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Eligible Applicants

Local and State governments (school districts, cities, counties)
Service organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Service organizations without 501(c)(3) status (These organizations will be required to involve local governments in the holding of funds)

Application Deadline

March 1
September 1

Award Announcement

Mid-March for March 1 deadline
Mid-September for September 1 deadline

Contact Person

Gabriele Edwards, Trees for Kids Program Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-8456