HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant workshop scheduled for Feb. 26 in Hannibal was canceled due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on March 12 at the USDA/MDC office, 653 Clinic Road. There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required.
TRIM cost-share grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting and the training of volunteers and city/county employees to best care for community forests.
To register, or for more information, contact MDC Resource Forester Kyle Monroe at 573-248-2508, or Kyle.Monroe@mdc.mo.gov.
TRIM grants are administered by MDC in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forest Council. The program provides reimbursements of $1,000 to $10,000 to grant recipients to fund up to 60 percent of money needed for projects. Projects located in communities with The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation are eligible for an additional 10 percent in matching funds.
TRIM applicants must submit a completed application by June 1 that details project costs and funding sources, maps and drawings of the project site, a three-year maintenance plan for the project and a letter of approval from the governmental body owning the proposed project site.
For more information on TRIM grants, including grant application and workbook, visit mdc.mo.gov.