Time to apply for Alabama Power Foundation tree grants

BIRMINGHAM - July 9, 2007 – The Alabama Power Foundation, in partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA), is accepting applications for the 2007 Community Forestry Program.

Over the past eight years, more than $400,000 has been distributed in tree grants to nearly 400 cities, counties, schools and community groups. Grants have been used to buy thousands of trees for planting in community parks, along roadways and on school grounds, among other sites.

The Community Forestry Project is open to local governments; nonprofit groups; and public and private schools, colleges and universities. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2007. Winners will be notified no later than Nov. 15, 2007.

“Over the last several years, this program has not only brought together hundreds of citizens in communities throughout Alabama, but has had a positive impact on our environment by facilitating the planting of thousands of trees,” said Bill Johnson, president of the Alabama Power Foundation.

“I highly recommend this excellent grant program, and want to thank the Alabama Power Foundation for partnering with AUFA and making this important source of funding available for the past eight years,” said AUFA president Cleve Formwalt.


For more information about the grant program, or to obtain an application via mail, call the Alabama Power Foundation at (205) 257-2508. Information and applications are available online at www.alabamapowerfoundation.com.

For more information about AUFA, log on to www.aufa.com.