Three Berrien County communities receive federal grants from USDA

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Thursday (Dec. 21) that 18 tree-related projects around the state will share nearly $400,000 in grants funded through two federal programs.

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry program is providing the Village of Michiana with $11,500 for tree planting, pruning, removal, and contracted forestry assistance. 

The program is also giving the Village of Grand Beach $10,000 for inventory, urban tree canopy study, management plan and contracted forestry assistance.

The other federal program is the Inflation Reduction Act which is providing Buchanan with $16,750 for a management plan, training, planting, pruning and removal.

This initial round of grants represents a limited allocation of funding. More grant offerings are planned during 2024.

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