2016 Urban & Community Forestry Grants

Tree Friendly Westover HillsA total of 15 municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofits will receive almost $40,000 for community tree projects from the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.  The program goal is to increase tree canopy, beautify community spaces, and promote the benefits of trees. Grant applicants were required to provide a 50-50 cost share match in cash or in-kind services such as volunteer hours. This year’s grant cycle was highly competitive with funding requests totaling more than $120,000 from more than 30 applicants.


Tree Management Grants
Organization County Award
Maintenance Corporation of Westover Hills (A) New Castle $4,290.00
City of Delaware City New Castle $5,000.00
City of Newark New Castle $5,000.00
Edenridge I & II Civic Association New Castle $5,000.00
TM Total $19,290.00
Tree Planting Grants County Award
Port Penn Area Historical Society New Castle $500.00
Rockwood Museum and Park New Castle $750.00
City of New Castle New Castle $1,000.00
Beech Hill Maintenance Association New Castle $1,681.00
Highlands Community Association New Castle $2,000.00
Edenridge III New Castle $2,125.00
Friends of the African Union Church Cemetery New Castle $3,337.34
Georgetown Little League Sussex $1,147.50
Town of Georgetown Sussex $1,228.25
Town of Henlopen Acres Sussex $2,751.45
The Villages of Five Points Sussex $4,250.00
TP Total $20,520.54
Grand Total $39,810.54