Posted 5/15/24

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry invites forest landowners to apply for technical and financial assistance to establish or improve their forests.

Forest industry members, including loggers, may also apply for assistance to enhance water quality protection and expand harvesting capacity.

Numerous agencies and programs offer financial assistance to landowners and loggers, each with its own objectives, eligibility rules, and sign-up periods. The Tennessee Department of Forestry can provide guidance on which programs might be the best fit for interested parties and assist with navigating program requirements.

Most programs are designed to reimburse recipients for a share of the cost of their approved project. Reimbursement amounts can cover between 50 and 100 percent of costs, with most programs capping total reimbursement at $15,000 per recipient.

For more information on these and other programs go to the Tennessee Department of Forestry website at: