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And here's some more...
-Rita J.


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Date sent:      	Thu, 18 May 2000 14:09:49 -0400
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From:           	Julee Hasbany <hasbanyj@STATE.MI.US>
Subject:        	DNR OFFERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
To:             	DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.STATE.MI.US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 18 MAY 00        	
CONTACT: Cara Boucher, 517-335-3354

DNR OFFERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
TO COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAMS

LANSING--The Michigan Department of Natural Resources 
Urban and Community Forestry Program offers financial 
assistance to help local communities and community groups 
with urban and community forestry projects.
The Community Forestry Grant Program is available for 
urban and community forestry projects on non-federal public 
lands or lands open to the public (not private property). 
The purpose of the grant program is to develop local 
forestry programs, nonprofit and volunteer forestry 
activities and related educational efforts. It is not 
intended as a substitute for routine tree programs or 
maintenance.
Any non-federal unit of government or legal nonprofit 
organization may apply. The deadline is
July 21. Approximately $140,000 in grant funds are available 
on a competitive basis. This is a 50-50 cost-share match 
program, which may not include federal funds as part of the 
match. Funding is for projects that must begin by October 1, 
2000, and be completed by September 15, 2001.
Eligible projects include:
* Local government programs, including staffing (students, 
interns, etc.), tree ordinance development, tree inventory, 
tree board formation and comprehensive community forestry 
management planning (up to $20,000).
* Nonprofit programs, including staffing, program 
development, volunteer training and project planning (up to 
$10,000).
* Technology transfer or information and education projects, 
including Arbor Day celebrations, urban and community 
forestry workshops, youth programs, public service materials 
and exhibits (up to $10,000).
* Public library and nature center resource material 
acquisition projects to obtain current and new reference 
materials for public use (maximum request $500).
* Tree planting projects on public land or land open to the 
public (up to $4,000).

The Community Forestry Grant Program is sponsored by 
the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Program, 
the Michigan Urban and Community Forestry Council and the 
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Forest Management 
Division.
For more information or an application, contact the 
DNR Forest Management Division, Urban and
Community Forestry Program, Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909-
7952; 517-335-3354.

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