DNR accepting applications for catastrophic storm grants

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for Wisconsin Urban Forestry Catastrophic Storm Grants.

This round of funding became available when Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency June 28 due to recent severe weather events across Wisconsin.

The grant program will make 20% of its unallocated annual funds available to aid eligible applicants, including Wisconsin municipalities, counties, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations. Grants range from $4,000-$50,000 and do not require a dollar-for-dollar match.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 27.

The grant program funds tree repair, removal or replacement within urban areas for which the governor has declared a state of emergency.

A catastrophic storm is defined as damage to urban forests caused by snow, ice, hail, wind or tornado.

For information and an application, visit https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/urbanforests/grants/catastrophic.