We will not be offering the Greener Towns program in 2020 or 2021.
Please visit our Project Funding page for other opportunities and resources.
Become a Greener Town
Nebraska community groups who need $1,000-$20,000 to improve their public landscapes like streets, trails, parks, campuses, schools and fairgrounds are encouraged to apply for Greener Towns. Funding is awarded competitively each year.
2020 FOCUS: Big Trees - Plants for Pollinators - Sustainable Schoolyards - Waterwise Landscapes
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 December 31, after preliminary acceptance into the program. Projects requesting over $5,000 must partner with a professional designer before applying.
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
Complete the current online application form and review this Application Guide to make sure yours is ready for submission. Use the Application Worksheet to plan your responses and save your work. The application deadline is August 31, 2019.
Call for Applications June 1 through August 31, 2019
Project Selection and Kickoffs September and October 2019
Planting Plans Due December 31, 2019
Project Planting May and September 2020
Reimbursement Requests Due December 31, 2020