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2022 Plant Grant Applications will be coming this summer! Be notified.


Want to make your public, Nebraska landscape more sustainable? Plant Grants are a simple way to get plants for your project, FAST—with NSA programs sharing half the cost.


You Pick the Day, We Bring the Plants

Thanks to funding from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and the Nebraska Environmental Trust, we will be offering Plant Grants for approved public projects happening in 2022. This program, which delivers up to 500 ornamental plants per project, was designed for those who don’t quite fit with our larger Greener Towns program or our smaller Bloom Box program. These Plant Grants will cover half the cost of plants only, with a focus on native herbaceous perennials (flowers and grasses) in 2-3" pot sizes—small enough to be manageable by volunteers, but big enough to have an impact by the planting's second year.

Who Can Apply?

Projects can be quite variable, but do need to be on property of civic importance that provides clear public benefit. Street right-of-ways, parks, schools, college campuses, civic buildings, recreation areas, neighborhood commons and cemeteries are all eligible. Individual applicants must represent a community group or organization. The only other requirements are that the recipient properly prepare the planting site, organize a group of volunteers to help plant the Plant Grant when we arrive, and that the planting receives proper care for ten years or more.

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Plant Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. We work with recipients to determine which plants to bring depending on project’s location and plant availability (final plant selection will be made by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum staff). More details can be found on the application form.

If interested, complete and submit the application by ---. Applications will be reviewed as a group at that time, but remember, the earlier the application is submitted, the higher priority it receives on the first come, first served list.