Guide Urban and Community Forestry National Grid Partnership Challenge Grant

Grants are offered to specific municipalities in which National Grid has completed their ACT Reliability Improvement Program.

Overview

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Program in partnership with the National Grid Company is offering matching grants to specific municipalities in which National Grid has completed their ACT Reliability Improvement Program. These grants are made for the purposes of community tree replacement planting and building local capacity for excellent urban and community forestry.

Urban and Community Forestry National Grid Partnership Challenge Grants can be used to fund projects which will result in:

  • Urban and Community Forestry Management Plans
  • Tree and Forest Ordinances and Policies
  • Strong and Effective Citizen Advocacy and Action Organizations
  • More Highly Trained Professional Staff
  • Strategic Community Tree Plantings
  • Appropriate “Heritage” Tree Care Projects

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Grant Details

Intent to Apply October 1; Application deadline November 1

If your community is eligible for this grant, you must submit an Intent to Apply Form, and our staff will follow up with you on your idea.

Grant Award amounts depend on the population and impact of the National Grid ACT program in that community

Grants must be matched 25% by local funds or in-kind contributions.

Application deadline: November 1

Intent to Apply

If you or your organization is considering applying for this grant, you must submit this Intent to Apply Form. You may submit it at any during the year, and our staff will follow up with you on your idea. Final full proposals are due once a year on November 1. Your Intent to Apply Form must be received at least one month in advance of this deadline

Reimbursement

At the mid-point of the grant period, the DCR Urban and Community Forestry program will visit the community to assess grant progress. Following completion of the grant, the grant recipient will be required to submit an Accomplishment Report Form.

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