is a nationally recognized grant program in which Alliant Energy, Trees Forever and your community work together to fund and implement community tree planting projects. The program is designed to encourage energy efficiency, volunteer involvement, environmental awareness and community stewardship in Iowa.
Branching Out is offered exclusively to Iowa communities where Alliant Energy provides electric and/or natural gas services. Alliant Energy provides grants of $500 to $5,000 for community-based tree planting projects including streets, schools, public buildings, trails, parks, entranceways, cemeteries, and more. Trees Forever administers the program by providing staff to help community leaders and volunteers complete successful long-lasting projects.
To apply for a Branching Out grant, you are strongly encouraged to use the online application found below. You may instead request a paper application from Deb Roman
(1-800-369-1269, extension 110), but online applications are preferred. A site plan and budget page must accompany your narrative. The application process is competitive and preference is given to applicants that meet all guidelines. Paper copies should be emailed or submitted via postal mail to Deb Roman
, 80 West 8th Ave., Marion, IA, 52302.