Financial Assistance, Grant & Cost Share Assistance

Cost-Share funds for reducing forest fuels, funds for forest products & utilization

Nebraska's rural and urban forsts are important natural resources that contribute to the environmental, social and economic vitality of the state. To help sustain Nebraska's forests, the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) offers a wide range of financial assistance programs to help landowners, businesses and communities address threats to our trees and forests, foster more sustainable use of our forest resources and improve our quality of life. Find out more:  Financial Assistance Programs

Funds for Community Forestry & Green Infrastructure

Currently, financial assistance is available for Community Forestry and Green Infrastructure in the following programs:

Trees for Nebraska Towns (TNT)

The purpose Free Trees for Fall Planting sponsored by the Nebraska Community Forestry Council (NCFC) and ReTree Nebraska and funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust which is beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery is to help enable the planting of trees during the fall of 2013 in conjunction with ReTree Nebraska Week and other fall planting events. ReTree Nebraska week is the last full week of September,  but trees can be planted between September 1st, through November 15, 2013. The recipient's event will be considered a ReTree Nebraska event.

• Celebrate trees and promote the value of healthy trees for a healthy community.

• Plant at least 200 high quality trees in Nebraska communities in conjunction with a tree-related educational event or community celebration to promote fall planting targeted between Sept. 1- Nov. 15, 2013.

• Award tree advocates 1-10 trees by giving priority to ReTree Nebraska ambassadors, Tree City USA tree boards, Tree Campus USA schools, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum curators, individuals volunteering/supporting community forestry programs and Project Learning Tree facilitators.

• Assist volunteers and non-profit partners such as business improvement districts, neighborhood associations, government agencies, and other public or private entities with tree planting in public spaces and areas of civic importance.

• Promote the healthy establishment and ongoing care of newly-planted trees.
• Diversify the community forest by promoting a broader diversity of native and well-adapted non-native tree species recommended by ReTree Nebraska. A special emphasis will be placed on the planting of ReTree Nebraska's 13 for 2013 underutilized trees species.

• Provide educational opportunities for people to learn more about trees and their proper selection, planting and care.

Free Trees for Fall Planting Grant Application

TNT is funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust (a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery) as part of the ReTree Nebraska Initiative. The program is coordinated by the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) on behalf of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. (NSA).

Free Trees for Fall Planting - Celebrating ReTree Week

Please check back soon for details on 2013 grant status, or see ReTree Nebraska's website

Free Trees for Fall Planting is sponsored by the Nebraska Community Forestry Council (NCFC) and ReTree Nebraska and funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust which is beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery. The purpose is to help enable the planting of trees during the fall of 2012 in conjunction with ReTree Nebraska Week and other fall planting events. ReTree Nebraska week is September 23-29 but trees can be planted between September 1st, through November 15, 2012. The recipient's event will be considered a ReTree Nebraska event.

  • • Celebrate trees and promote the value of healthy trees for a healthy community.
  • • Plant at least 200 high quality trees in Nebraska communities in conjunction with a tree-related educational event or community celebration to promote fall planting targeted between Sept. 1- Nov. 15, 2012.
  • • Award tree advocates 1-10 trees by giving priority to ReTree Nebraska ambassadors, Tree City USA tree boards, Tree Campus USA schools, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum curators, individuals volunteering/supporting community forestry programs and Project Learning Tree facilitators.
  • • Assist volunteers and non-profit partners such as business improvement districts, neighborhood associations, government agencies, and other public or private entities with tree planting in public spaces and areas of civic importance.
  • • Promote the healthy establishment and ongoing care of newly-planted trees.
  • • Diversify the community forest by promoting a broader diversity of native and well-adapted non-native tree species recommended by ReTree Nebraska. A special emphasis will be placed on the planting of ReTree Nebraska's 12 for 2012 underutilized trees species.
  • • Provide educational opportunities for people to learn more about trees and their proper selection, planting and care.

 

Free Trees for Fall Planting Grant Application


TNT is funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust (a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery) as part of the ReTree Nebraska Initiative. The program is coordinated by the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) on behalf of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. (NSA).
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