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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 agencies and non-profit organizations can apply for funding to enhance their urban forests.

This federal and state funding is provided on an annual basis by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

Grantees 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
  • Tree planting (public property)
  • Education and outreach
    • Publications/Materials
    • Staff training
    • Events
  • Other related projects dependent of funding goals/priorities.

For the most up-to-date list of urban forestry consultants, or for consultants looking to be added to the list, email ctauscher@dnr.IN.gov.

2019 Urban Forestry Assistance Grant
Applications for the Urban Forestry Assistance Grant are due Sept. 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Information for current grantees