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Michigan: still time to apply for community tree planting grants

The deadline to submit grant proposals for community tree planting projects for the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation partnership grant program has been extended to Aug. 18.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the program, which supports tree planting projects in DTE Energy’s service area. Projects will reduce the effects of climate change, increase natural beauty and bring the benefits of trees to communities.

The annual grant program, a partnership of the DTE Energy FoundationDNR Urban and Community Forestry Program and nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan, continues a legacy of tree planting.

This year, a total of $100,000 is available in 1-to-1 matching grants of up to $4,000. Apply by Friday, Aug. 18.

Grant info, application 

In its lifetime, the program has helped plant 20 million trees and invest $3.6 million in Michigan forests and communities.

Grant funds are provided through the DTE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DTE. The DNR administers the grant program, and ReLeaf Michigan provides tree planting, project coordination and technical assistance for planting projects.

Grant awards will be announced in October. Projects must be completed by Sept. 1, 2024.

Find tree care and urban forestry information at Michigan.gov/UCF.

Media contact: Kevin Sayers, 517-582-3209

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