Tree Planting Grant Application Period Now Open!

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Each year, the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance holds the Go Green Youth Challenge. This competition seeks to engage Michigan students in their communities and teach them about the benefits of planting trees at the same time. K-12 students can work individually or as part of a team to come up with ways to raise money to plant trees. The individual or group who raises the most wins a tree planting for their community, prizes for each student who participated, and an invitation to attend the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing in April.

All of the money raised by these students is then put into our Go Green Youth Challenge Tree Planting Grant program. This money is used to fund projects solely in Michigan. So the effort participating students put into raising this money will go right back to improving our beautiful state. These grant awards can be for up to $2,000 and can only be used to purchase trees (this does not include things like labor/delivery charges, materials, equipment rentals, etc.). Applications are accepted from local units of government, public schools or libraries, non-profit organizations (recognized 501(c)(3)), churches, neighborhood associations, and tribal governments.

We are accepting applications until August 15, 2014 and grant applicants will be notified of their funding status in September. Funded projects must be completed by the end of the year (December 31, 2014).

The grant application and program details can be found on the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s website.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hunnell, Program Coordinator, at or (517) 543-5848 ext. 5.


MADA GIFThe Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan. Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being.


The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of the Eaton Conservation District in Charlotte, MI and is made possible through support from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.


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