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Southwest Georgia ReLeaf Funding Available

Southwest Georgia ReLeaf Funding Available

In October 2018, Hurricane Michael caused widespread devastation in southwest Georgia destroying homes, businesses, and city infrastructure - including thriving community trees. To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provided in these storm-struck Georgia communities, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Georgia Tree Council (GTC), working in partnership with funding from the U.S. Forest Service, is offering a special edition of the Georgia ReLeaf Program. The purpose of this program is to restore community tree canopy in southwest Georgia by offering grant funding to be utilized for planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts or for conducting tree giveaway/distribution events for homeowners and community residents to encourage tree planting on private property.

Eligible Recipients:

Funds may be awarded to units of local government (city, town, county), non-profit organizations {501(c)3} or educational institutions located in the following southwest Georgia counties:

Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Houston, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, and Worth.

The deadline for applying is October 15, 2020.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR

Questions?   A one-hour informational webinar about this special Georgia ReLeaf funding for southwest Georgia and the application process will be presented on Tuesday, September 22, at 10 a.m.  To register for the webinar, click here.

TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUTHWEST GEORGIA RELEAF APPLICATION AND LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE.

Questions?  Email marylynne@gatreecouncil.org.