Tree Planting Grants Available for Michigan

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Contact Information:  

Jennifer Hunnell, Program Coordinator

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance

551 Courthouse Dr., Ste. 3 Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone: 517-543-1512 x 5

Email: miarborday@gmail.com

Website: http://www.miarbordayalliance.org                  Sent:  3-3-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On or after 3-6-17

 

Tree Planting Grants Now Available to Michigan Communities

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is currently offering local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments the opportunity to apply for a Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Tree Planting Grant.

 This program was previously known as the Go Green Youth Challenge Tree Planting Grant. In 2017, the Go Green Youth Challenge was replaced by our Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Our dedication to tree planting and educating about all the wonderful benefits trees give us has not changed and so it was decided to maintain the grant program under a new name.

Grant applicants may request up to $2,000 to fund tree planting projects in their community.  Grant funds may only be used to purchase trees.  Applicants must show evidence of a 1:1 match for anticipated money.  This is a statewide grant opportunity for Michigan projects only.

 Grant applications are available on the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s website.  Please visit www.miarbordayalliance.org to download an application.  Applications are due by mail no later than April 28th, 2017. Funded plantings must be completed by December 31st, 2017.

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to thank our program sponsors for helping make these programs possible: ITC, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Eaton Conservation District, and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

 

The 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.  Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to Michigan communities.

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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