Consumers Energy Community Street & Boulevard Tree Planting Grant Program
Consumers Energy Company- Forestry Operations Department has established the Community Street & Boulevard Tree Planting Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to assist local municipalities with tree planting projects that focus on appropriate selection of tree species and planting locations on public streets and/or boulevards. The Grant Program is available only to municipalities within the Consumers Energy Electric Service area. This is a reimbursement Grant Program requiring application approval and project completion within the dates specified for the calendar year. Michigan Forestry and Park Association administers the Grant Program on behalf of Consumers Energy- Forestry Operations Department.
TREE SPECIES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT:
black locust, tree of heaven, Norway maple, flowering pear, black alder, Russian olive
For calendar year 2022, the application deadline was July 15, 2022. Approved projects needed to be completed and required proofs and paperwork submitted by November 11, 2022. Program details can be found in the Application Package below, along with samples of a completed application. The possible Grant reimbursement for 2022 was $200.00 per approved tree up to a maximum per municipality of $3000.00 (15 trees).