Start or Improve
a municipal forestry program.
for an Urban Forestry grant.
your community for emerald ash borer using the EAB Toolbox.
Contact information
Olivia Shanahan
Urban Forestry grant specialist

Suzann (Su) DaWalt
Urban Forestry financing specialist
715-453-2188 ext. 1267

Urban forestry grants

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers urban forestry grants to cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in or conducting projects in Wisconsin. These grants fall into three categories: Regular grants, startup grants and catastrophic storm grants.

Regular grants
Urban forest

Regular grants are competitive cost-share grants of up to $25,000. Grants are to support new, innovative projects that will develop sustainable urban and community forestry programs, not to subsidize routine forestry activities.

  • The 2015 application period is closed.
Startup grants
tree planting

Startup grants are competitive cost-share grants of up to $5,000. These simplified grants are available to communities that want to start or restart an urban forestry program.

  • The 2015 application period is closed.
Catastrophic storm grants
storm damage

Catastrophic storm grants fund tree repair, removal or replacement within urban areas following a catastrophic storm event for which the governor has declared a State of Emergency under s. 323.10, Wis. Stats.

Guidance and forms for current project sponsors

Tracking and claiming costs

Progress reporting

2015 grant application question and answer sessions

Due to changes to the DNR Urban Forestry grant application/program, two interactive question and answer sessions will be held via Lync Online.

September 22, 2014 full video presentation

Last revised: Thursday June 11 2015