The program is open to any city, town, community group, homeowner association, or certified nonprofit organization in the State of Delaware. Awards ranged from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (tree inventory only). Projects must be completed on public lands in the community. Priority was given to first-time applicants, Tree Friendly Communities, and municipalities with an urban tree canopy resolution.
PHOTO: Breakwater in Lewes got a $5,000 Delaware Urban and Community Forestry grant to plant 56 trees and 46 shrubs in eight locations, including a buffer near Breakwater Junction Trail. The Delaware Forest Service assisted with the project.
PHOTO: This tree planting at Breakwater in Lewes was funded by $5,000 from Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.
Urban and Community Grants
|City of Newark||New Castle||$895.00|
|Westover Hills Section A||New Castle||$2,150.00|
|Village of Ardentown||New Castle||$2,252.00|
|The Village of Fountainview||New Castle||$3,000.00|
|Village of Arden||New Castle||$3,372.30|
|Piedmont Baseball and Softball League||New Castle||$5,000.00|
|Westover Hills Section C||New Castle||$5,000.00|
|Wynthorpe Maintenance Corp.||New Castle||$5,000.00|
|Town of Smyrna||Kent||$4,000.00|
|City of Lewes||Sussex||$1,225.91|
|Bayside Fenwick Island||Sussex||$1,638.00|
|James Farm – Inland Bays||Sussex||$4,342.50|
|Town of Dagsboro||Sussex||$4,400.00|
|Meadows of Village at Old Landing||Sussex||$4,681.00|
|Breakwater – Lewes||Sussex||$5,000.00|
|Grande at Canal Pointe||Sussex||$5,000.00|
|Long Neck Shores||Sussex||$5,000.00|
Chesapeake Bay Grants
Three of the grants, totaling about $5,000 each, were awarded to the City of Seaford’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation, the Seaford Historical Society’s Ross Plantation, and Trap Pond Partners in Laurel. Seaford and Laurel are located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the largest estuary in the United States and a high-priority for projects to improve water quality.
|Ross Plantation – Seaford Historical Society||Sussex||$4,999.43|
|City of Seaford – Dept. of Parks and Rec.||Sussex||$5,000.00|
|Trap Pond Partners||Sussex||$5,000.00|