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DEM Accepting Applications For Grants To Support Community Tree Programs

Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday in Providence

PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support local tree programs. A Request for Proposals is now open - with a deadline of January 31, 2018. Over the past 25 years, DEM has awarded more than $5 million in grants under the America the Beautiful Tree Rhode Island program.

The grant program, which covers 40 percent of a project's cost, supports urban forestry efforts, including tree plantings, community forestry planning, invasive species management, and related education and outreach. Grant requests between $2,000 and $4,000 will be considered. An informational workshop will be held next Tuesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Room 300, Providence to review program details.

Additional information about this grant opportunity is available on DEM's website. For questions, contact Tee Jay Boudreau, deputy chief of DEM's Division of Forest Environment at 222-2445 ext. 2059 or via email at teejay.boudreau@dem.ri.gov. Proposals should be mailed to DEM's Division of Forest Environment, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 394, Providence, RI 02908. Final proposals and supporting materials are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Government and non-profit agencies, along with recognized community groups, are eligible to apply. Selection of grants will be determined on a competitive basis.

For more information on DEM programs and initiatives, visit www.dem.ri.gov. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM or on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) for timely updates.

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  • Department or agency: Department of Environmental Management
  • Online: http://www.dem.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 12-13-2017

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