Forest Service sets Sept. 15 deadline for grant applications

August 12, 2014

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is now accepting applications for its 2014 competitive grant program. This year’s program is open to all municipalities, homeowner and civic associations, and certified 501c3 nonprofit organizations in Delaware. Details can be found at

Grant awards can range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management. All applications require a 50-50 cost-share match in either cash or in-kind services within program guidelines.

Applications are limited to one project in one project category and will be judged on a competitive basis by a grant committee of the Delaware Community Forestry Council. Eligible projects must be performed on public lands within the community. Priority will be given to first-time applicants, Tree Friendly Communities HOAs and applicants that have a passed an Urban Tree Canopy Goal Resolution (only applies to municipalities).

The application deadline is the close of business Monday, Sept. 15. Winners will be notified by Sept. 30. Specific details can be found in the 2014 Tree Grant Requirements and 2014 Urban and Community Grant Application.

No emailed or faxed submissions will be accepted and receipt will be confirmed by email. Completed applications should be mailed to: Delaware Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, 2320 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is committed to providing a range of technical and informational assistance to residents of communities in the First State.

For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd, Delaware Forest Service Urban Forestry administrator, mobile 302-943-7869, office 302-698-4578,; or Kesha Braunskill, DFS Urban Forestry outreach coordinator, mobile 302-535-7543, office 302-659-6704,