Delaware Forest Service Urban Grant program accepts applications

The annual Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is now accepting applications.

The Delaware Forest Service has awarded $1-million to more than 200 Delaware communities and organizations since the program started in 1991.  Cities, towns and homeowners groups can apply for up to $5,000 in matching funds for projects that increase the tree canopy, develop and implement tree management plans, remove hazardous trees or use trees to mitigate stormwater runoff.  Applicants must match the grants on a   50 / 50 cost-share basis with either nonfederal funds or in-kind services.  Completed grant forms should be  sent to:

Urban and Community Forestry Program

2320 South DuPont Highway

Dover, DE 19901

The deadline to apply is August 1st.  For more information please call 302-659-6704

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