2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grants

Delaware’s Urban and Community Grant Program awarded over $31,000 for nine community tree projects.

Forest Landing community forestry grant
Urban forestry director Kesha Braunskill (at right) met with residents at Forest Landing in Frankford, Sussex County to discuss their tree project. The community received a matching grant for $1,739.


Contact: Kesha Braunskill
Urban and Community Forestry Program

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Grant Program has awarded more than $31,000 to fund nine community tree projects in all three counties. The program offers up to $5,000 in annual competitive matching grants for projects on public land and community open space, and grants are available to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofit organizations in the First State. Successful applications were approved by a committee of the Delaware Community Forestry Council. Since the grant program began, Delaware’s urban and community forestry program has given over 575 grants totaling more than $1.75 million and planted more than 13,000 trees.

Community City County Award
Pencader Cemetery Glasgow New Castle $5,000
Riverview, Wilmington, Brandywine,
& Old Swedes Cemeteries
Wilmington New Castle $2,500
Westover Hills Section C Wilmington New Castle $900
Champions Club at Jonathans Landing Magnolia Kent $5,000
Elizabeth W. Murphey School Dover Kent $3,810
Villages at Five Points Lewes Sussex $5,000
Milford Riverwalk Milford Sussex $2,109
Forest Landing Frankford Sussex $1,739
Total $31,058