Delaware Forest Service’s 2012 Urban Forestry Grant Program is now accepting applications.

July 9, 2012

Contact: Marcia Fox – DFS Urban and Community Forestry Outreach Coordinator, (302) 535-7543, or

Delaware Forest Service Urban and Community Grant Program

The Delaware Forest Service is now accepting applications for its annual Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program, which has awarded over $1 million to more than 200 Delaware communities and organizations since the program’s inception in 1991.  Municipalities and homeowner groups can apply for up to $5000 in matched funding for projects that increase tree canopy, develop and implement tree management plans, remove hazardous trees or use trees to mitigate storm water runoff. Each applicant must match its grant on a 50-50 cost-share basis with either nonfederal funds or in-kind services (volunteer time, staff time, etc.).

Complete details are available at

The application deadline is August 1, 2012. No email or fax submissions will be accepted.

For more information, contact Marcia Fox at 302-659-6704 or

Mail completed grant forms to:
Urban and Community Forestry Program
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Photo: A tree planting project in Middlesex Beach was completed in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Urban and Community Forestry Grant program. Applications for this year’s funds are now being accepted through August 1, 2012. Details at