MDC talks about community conservation programs | Government and Politics
Other practices eligible for cost sharing include restoring native grasslands, managing forests and woodlands, planting trees, planting pollinators, and controlling invasive species.
Cost sharing for entities is allowed at 50-75% of the actual cost of the project. With the cost-sharing program, the total payment to the landowner or community should not exceed $ 15,000 per project per year.
“For example, if [a city] has a park where they want to improve the trails or set up an archery range or something, then we’ll come in and get a project estimate that would cost the city up front and then pay them back until at 75%, ”Mondragon explained.
Community Conservation Grants are another resource available to government entities and nonprofit corporations.
Practices eligible for funding by this type of grant must promote urban habitats and include land management activities necessary for habitat restoration, establishment of native plants, improvement of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, control exotic species and staff training in natural landscape management.
The maximum request for community conservation grants is $ 50,000.
The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance Grant (TRIM) is a source of funding available to cities looking to manage damaged or dying trees, as Mondragon explained.