Resource Details

Forestry & Paper, Sustainability

County Forest Sustainable Grant

Counties with lands enrolled in the County Forest Law are eligible to apply for grants to be used for special, short term or unanticipated projects that promote sustainable forestry. Projects cannot include land acquisition, surveying, paying of permanent staff or upgrades to existing computer software or hardware.

The grants are awarded on a fiscal year basis with two application periods:
1. August 15 for first round
2. December 1 for second round

At least 25 percent of available funding shall be retained for 2nd round applications.


Eligible applicants are counties that have lands enrolled under the County Forest Law, s. 28.10, Wis. Stats. and s. 28.11, Wis. Stats.

Eligible projects should be short-term or unanticipated efforts that promote sustainable forestry.

Ineligible expenses are land acquisition, surveying, paying of permanent staff, and upgrades to existing computer software or hardware.

Preference will be given to storm-related projects or hiring of temporary staff to address short-term workload projects.

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