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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits and Counties to Assist with Forester Salaries

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Geographic Focus

USA: Wisconsin

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County Forest Administration Grant

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #197457

Grant Description

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations and counties to assist with the salaries and benefits of local professional foresters. Eligible foresters must have received a four-year degree prior to acquiring their position. Funding is also available to nonprofits that provide counsel to the foresters.

Any county employing a professional forester in the capacity of County Forest Administrator or Assistant County Forest Administrator can receive up to 50 percent of its employee’s annual salary and fringe benefit costs. In addition, funding is available for up to 50 percent of the dues to a non-profit organization that provides counsel to the County Forest Administrator and that serves as an organizational liaison for DNR.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Counties having lands enrolled under the County Forest Law, s.28.10 & 28.11, Wis. Stats. can apply.

In addition, funding is available to a non-profit organization that provides counsel to the County Forest Administrator and that serves as an organizational liaison for DNR.

The person in the position qualifying for the grant must have a four-year degree in Forestry from an accredited university.

Pre-Application Information:

Application materials must be submitted by January 31 of each year.

Application materials needed:
- Annual County Forest work plan approved by county board and DNR
- Projected salary and benefits for qualifying position for upcoming year
- Invoice showing a county's dues payment to a qualifying non-profit organization

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Any county employing a professional forester can receive up to 50 percent of its employee’s annual salary and fringe benefit costs.
- Fringe benefit funding is limited to 40 percent of salary.
- Funding for dues to an organizational non-profit representing the county forests is limited to $50,000 collectively for all counties combined.

Contact Information:

Application materials must be submitted by January 31 to:
Doug Brown
County Forest & Public Lands Specialist
WI-DNR
518 W. Somo Ave.
Tomahawk, WI 54487
tel:+1-715-966-0157

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Call 1-888-936-7463 (TTY Access via relay - 711)

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