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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (August 28, 2015) – The Town of Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts and Pride Commission is reminding residents of a tree bank program available to civic clubs, groups or individuals who want to beautify or enhance Mount Pleasant by planting trees. The deadline to submit is September 15, 2015.
The primary criterion for selection is impact. The applications favorably selected are submissions that impact the greatest number of Mount Pleasant residents. The grant primarily provides funds for the planting of canopy trees.
The program is a matching grant program. The Town provides 50 percent of the cost of planting trees. The cost-share grant varies between $500 and $2,000. Recommendations are forwarded to Council for review and approval.
The grant recipient must first pay all costs and complete the project before receiving reimbursement from the Town. A Town employee will verify compliance with the program, perform a site inspection and issue reimbursement funds. In most cases, the applicant is responsible for the watering and maintenance of the trees. Projects located within South Carolina Department of Transportation’s rights-of-way may qualify to be maintained by the Town.
Parties interested in pursuing grant funding may call the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Office at (843) 884-8517 for an application or visit us online at www.tompsc.com.