Maine Canopy Project Community Forestry Grants Application Open


AUGUSTA – The Maine Forest Service’s (MFS) Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Project Canopy community forestry program will award up to $175,000 in grants to local governments, municipalities, community facilities, and schools. educational and non-profit organizations to support efforts to develop and sustain long-term community forestry programs.

Project Canopy encourages communities to develop project proposals that support sustainable community forestry management, increase awareness of the benefits of trees and forests, and improve community health and quality of life through wise planting and maintenance. trees.

Funded by the USDA Forest Service, Project Canopy grants are available in two categories: planning and education grants and tree planting and maintenance grants. The planning and education grants have a maximum amount of $10,000, while the planting and maintenance grants are up to $8,000.

To apply for a 2022 Assistance Grant, all applicants must attend an online grant workshop prior to applying (participants of previous workshops are excluded from this requirement). The Grants Workshop will take place on February 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Topics will include grant writing, project development, sustainable community forestry management and grant administration.

Grant applications will be due to the Maine Forest Service by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022. All grants require 50% matching from the grant recipient in cash or in kind.

To learn more about the Project Canopy Assistance program and to register for a grant workshop, visit the Project Canopy Assistance Grants webpage or contact Project Canopy Director Jan Ames Santerre at (207) 287-4987.


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