The Nevada Division of Forestry is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Urban and Community Forestry grant program. The program provides funding to local governments, educational institutions, Native American tribal governments and non-profit groups for urban forestry projects.

This program is being offered to encourage Nevada cities, towns and counties to create urban forestry programs based on a vision that recognizes the value of trees within a community. Trees provide rich habitat, clean our air, give us respite, reduce energy consumption and reduce storm water impacts within our communities. They provide Nevada citizens livable neighborhoods and social benefits by providing places for people to recreate and gather.

Proposed programs that foster partnerships reflecting the ongoing effort to provide healthy, safe and livable neighborhoods are highly encouraged. This grant program is part of Nevada’s ongoing initiative to provide funding for urban tree inventory and analysis, management planning, urban forestry awareness, education and outreach projects, and new urban tree plantings.

Contact Lisa Ortega at 702-486-5123 ext.226 for additional information.