We are pleased to announce that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is partnering with Sustainable Jersey and The Watershed Institute to offer another round of the Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program. The program will support municipal, school district, and local non-profit and conservation organization efforts to undertake their own floodplain reforestation initiatives. Program participants will receive technical assistance to design restoration projects and funding to cover the material costs of tree/shrubs, tree protection tubes, and stakes. Projects costing between $1,000 and $20,000 are eligible.
Online Application Deadline: Friday, Decemeber 14, 2018 at 11:59pm
NOTE: This application is for municipal and school district applicants only. All applications must be submitted using the online application portal via the link above. You must create an account on the portal to access the application. This account is different from the account used to access your certification application.
All other applicants should apply via The Watershed Institute. For more information regarding The Watershed Institute’s application process please contact Kimber Ray, Resource Service Coordinator of The Watershed Institute. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipient Announcement Date: January 29, 2019
An informational webinar was held Wednesday, October 31, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, and included information about why floodplain reforestation is important and what is involved; how to select an appropriate site and develop a project plan; the technical assistance and funding available; and how to apply to be part of the program. The recorded webinar and power point presentation is posted on the Webinar Recordings and Presentations page.
To be eligible to participate in this program, an applicant must:
NOTE: This grant & technical assistance opportunity is NOT considered part of the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program. If you currently have an open grant from the grants program, you are still eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Applicants can request funding amounts from between $1,000 and $20,000
Invasive, non-native species removal is not required, but encouraged if necessary for project success, and the costs associated with this process will also be the financial responsibility of the applicant. More information on the use of funding can be found in Section C of the Application Information Package.
A Native Species Identification Guide is available here and in the Application Information Package and can be used when deciding what trees to purchase and avoid removing for your project. This guide lists all of the species that are on reserve at Pinelands Nursery and includes information on unique identifying characteristics that will help applicants in selecting the appropriate species for their sites.
Applications will be screened using the following criteria:
This Grant and Technical Assistance opportunity is in partnership with:
For questions regarding the application and online portal, please contact Kaitlyn Vollmer of Sustainable Jersey at email@example.com or call 609-771-3189
For project related questions, please contact Michelle DiBlasio of The Nature Conervancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-955-0342
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