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Arborist Safety Training Institute workshop grants available

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, recently exceeded its goal of $2 million to fund its mission: providing affordable safety training and educational opportunities for tree care companies nationwide.

TCIAF is now proud to announce that ASTI will provide grants up to $2,000 to fund part or full-day workshops around the country.  TCIA member companies like yours are encouraged to apply for grants to fund a safety training workshop in your area.

By hosting a workshop, you are bringing quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists who will take their safety seriously and help lower accident numbers and improve the image of the tree care industry.


About ASTI grant-funded workshops

What types of workshops does ASTI fund? ASTI grants fund a variety of workshops, encompassing specialties such as chipper operator basics, felling, rigging, chain saw safety, aerial lift operation and aerial rescue, and many other safety training disciplines. View examples of funded training here.

How do I apply for a grant to host a workshop? You must fully complete the application form and submit via mail, fax or email to the ASTI Grant Office by August 15, 2015. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


ASTI Grant Office, Attn: Sarah Winslow

Tree Care Industry Association

136 Harvey Road, Suite #101

Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: (603) 314-5380; Fax: (603) 314-5386; Email: asti@tcia.org


When should I apply for an ASTI grant? ASTI grant application will be reviewed bi-annually. Please submit your application by the following deadlines:


February 15 (Workshops held August 1 – January 31)

August 15 (Workshops held February 1 – July 31)


How are grant recipients chosen? The ASTI Grant Committee reviews all applications to ensure they meet certain criteria, including registration requirements, potential attendee numbers, costs, training materials, and more.

What happens once I am awarded a grant? You will receive materials from TCIAF that clearly outline all your requirements as a workshop host. Please note that you will be required to handle all registration, marketing, and logistics for your workshop.

I’m still not sure I understand. View the complete list of FAQ’s here. Contact the ASTI Grant Office at 603-314-5380 or asti@tcia.org with questions.

The next application deadline is August 15, 2015 for workshops held February 1, 2016 through July 31, 2016.

Not interested in hosting a workshop, but still want to contribute to safety in the industry? Donate to ASTI. Your support will help transform safety practices in the tree care industry, and ensure that every arborist who wants safety training has the opportunity to participate.

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