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Community & Urban Forestry Grants

The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry offers Community and Urban Forestry Assistance grants that help improve, protect, maintain, and increase the number of trees in Indiana communities. Local government entities and non-profit  501 C 3 organizations can apply for funding to enhance their urban forests.

This funding is provided on an annual basis by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and is pass-through/sub-grant funding from a USDA Forest Service grant.

Applicants must match grant funds dollar for dollar with an in-kind and/or monetary match. Grants funds are made available to Indiana communities for:

  • Public tree inventories/ and management planning
    • Street/park tree inventories (public property)
      • Tree Risk Assessment
    • Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessment
    • Urban Forest Management Planning
      • Prioritized planting planning
      • Storm response planning
      • Risk mitigation planning
      • Ordinance development or revision
  • Tree planting (public property)
  • Education and outreach
    • Publications/Materials
    • Staff training
    • Events
  • Other related projects dependent of funding goals/priorities

To request the most up-to-date list of urban forestry consultants or to ask to be considered for addition to the list of consultants, email ctauscher@dnr.IN.gov.

2020 Urban Forestry Assistance Grant
Applications for the Urban Forestry Assistance Grant are due Sept. 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Information for current grantees