AUGUSTA – Maine’s Project Canopy will award $100,000 in grants this spring to local municipal units of government, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations that support community efforts to develop and maintain long-term community forestry programs.

The project encourages communities to develop proposals that support sustainable community forestry management, increase awareness of the benefits of trees and forests and increase the health and livability of communities through sound tree planting and maintenance.

Project Canopy will award grants in three categories: Inner City Improvement, Planning and Education, and Tree Planting and Maintenance. The grants are competitive and require a 50 percent match from the recipient in the form of cash or in-kind services.

To be eligible, applicants must attend a grant workshop prior to submitting an application. They will be held the second and third weeks of February in various locations.

To learn more, contact Project Canopy at 1-800-367-0223 or visit

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