Urban Forestry Projects in Area to Receive Grants for Inflation Reduction

Urban Forestry Grants in Ohio

Ohio Urban Forestry Grants Awarded

Grant Awards in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has granted nearly $5.5 million for 36 urban forestry projects across Ohio through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Urban Forestry Grant Program.

Grant Recipients

Communities like Chillicothe, Portsmouth, Logan, Jackson, and Washington Court House, along with Greenfield and Baltimore, have been named as recipients of the funding.

Grant Programs

Nonprofit organizations in Ohio were eligible for two grant programs aimed at developing urban forestry programs. The emphasis was on expanding tree canopy in underserved communities.

Grant Usage

Urban forestry programs can use the funds for program development, staffing, planning, training, risk mitigation, and tree planting. Grants of up to $50,000 were available for emerging programs, while established programs could receive up to $1 million.

Impact of Grants

The grants help supplement urban forestry program budgets and facilitate the growth of community forests that benefit all Ohioans, according to Carrie Morrow, the Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager.

Funding Source

The IRA grant funds are provided by the USDA Forest Service. This cycle of grants is part of a $9 million allocation to Ohio for forestry, making it the largest pass-through grant administered by the Division of Forestry.


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