The 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is expected to kick off by January 10, 2020. Keep watching delawaretrees.com for the latest updates.
The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program offers annual grants up to $5,000 for tree planting projects on public land or to help communities complete a professional tree inventory. The competitive grants – open to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, which includes volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (professional tree inventory only).
NEW: The Urban and Community Forestry Tree Grant Dashboard page provides a visual overview of the history of Delaware’s tree grants. Since its inception, the grant program has awarded 566 grants totaling more than $1.75 million resulting in the planting of more than 13,000 trees. For an interactive dashboard to view the history of the program as well as the locations and dates of specific grant projects, go to: http://de.gov/treegrantdashboard.
The comprehensive database can list charts of the grants by year, county, and legislative district. The map to the right of the dashboard also allows viewers to zoom in to various parts of the state and then view specific projects by clicking on the blue dot.
Thanks to federal funding, the program awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects in 2019.