PIERRE, S.D. – Funding for new community forestry projects is available through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant program.
The application deadline is December 17, 2021.
The Challenge Grant program helps recipients solve specific community forestry problems or demonstrate the importance of trees and urban forests in our communities. Grant funds must be used for trees or tree management on public land or in public right of ways. Funds can also be used for professional services, tree inventories and assessments, existing tree care and maintenance, training and education, and new tree plantings.
Communities, tribes, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Projects must follow the guidelines for Community Forestry Challenge Grants. These guidelines, the grant application, and a guided scoring system to assist applicants are available online at:
Communities must provide equivalent match for all funds awarded. Match may be cash or in-kind contributions.
DANR’s Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant is an ongoing program. During the previous grant cycle DANR awarded $20,000 for 8 projects across the state.
For more information, please contact John Hartland at 605.362.2830 or John.Hartland@state.sd.us.
— South Dakota DANR