Greener Towns Program
- Interactive, people-oriented places
- Trees and gardens that thrive on less water and energy
- Diverse habitat for wildlife and beneficial insects
See where Greener Towns are in Nebraska, and past and present projects.
Learn about the types of projects our Greener Towns complete.
Find out how to apply and get resources to help plan your project.
How to Apply
REVIEW PROGRAM CRITERIA
Community groups in need of funding to create a sustainable public landscape are eligible for Greener Towns. Successful projects have volunteers, city staff and professionals that work together to complete the process. For more on the program and who should apply, review these Greener Towns Rules .
FORM A GREEN TEAM
Groups interested in applying should form a Green Team, a planning committee of people representing those who should be actively involved with the project, like local youth, neighbors and maintenance staff. Green Team members are expected to commit approximately 3-6 hours each month over the course of the program.
START A DESIGN PLAN
Good placemaking needs a thoughtful plan. Get to know your block and your site, then use what you find out to make landscape goals. Final designs are due November 30, after initial acceptance into the program. Projects requesting over $5,000 must partner with a professional designer before applying. For help finding a designer near you look here.
Plants for Nebraska (coming soon)
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
Complete the current online application form and review this Application Guide to make sure yours is ready for submission. The application deadline is September 30th, 2018.