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Applications for the 2011-2012 Kaulunani Urban Forestry Cost-Share Grant Program Now Available

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Kaulunani Urban Forestry Cost-Share Grant Program. The next two grant application deadlines are: February 15, 2012 and May 15, 2012.

The Kaulunani Program views Hawai‘i’s tropical urban trees as a dynamic resource that plays a critical role in our island community. Grants are encouraged this year to:

  • Develop the use of technology to improve the management of Hawaii’s urban forest by mapping the urban forest, conducting a tree inventory and green infrastructure planning
  • Advance the knowledge of tropical urban forestry through the development of management plans and best management practices
  • Train industry professionals
  • Create public awareness of the value and benefits of trees
  • Demonstrate the importance of trees through tree-planting demonstration projects.

Generally, cost-share grants between $500 and $10,000 are awarded, however, in this upcoming year grants of more than $10,000 are actively being considered. Grants are also available to non-federal organizations.

For more information about how to apply for Kaulunani grants or the Friends of Hawai‘i’s Urban Forest contact Teresa Trueman-Madriaga at 808-672-3383.

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