2020 Urban & Community Grant Awards

Urban forestry program director Kesha Braunskill (at right) met with community members from Forest Landing in Frankford, Sussex County to discuss their 2020 grant application. They received a competitive matching forestry grant for $1,739.

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Grant Program has provided $65,308 to fund 17 community tree projects in all three counties. The program offers up to $5,000 in competitive matching grants for projects on public land and community open space, with grants available to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofit organizations in the First State. Successful applications were awarded by a committee of the Delaware Community Forestry Council. Since it began, Delaware’s urban and community forestry grant program has given over 577 grants totaling more than $1.79 million and planted more than 14,000 trees.

Urban & Community Grant RecipientCityCountyAward
Pencader CemeteryGlasgowNew Castle$5,000
Riverview, Wilmington, Brandywine,
& Old Swedes Cemeteries
WilmingtonNew Castle$2,500
Westover Hills Section CWilmingtonNew Castle$900
Champions Club at Jonathans LandingMagnoliaKent$5,000
Elizabeth W. Murphey SchoolDoverKent$3,810
Villages at Five PointsLewesSussex$5,000
Milford RiverwalkMilfordSussex$2,109
Forest LandingFrankfordSussex$1,739
Town of MillvilleMillvilleSussex$5,000
Chesapeake Bay Grant RecipientCityCountyAward
Town of DelmarDelmarSussex$2,000
Focus Funding Grant RecipientCityCountyAward
AlapocasWilmingtonNew Castle$5,000
Westover Hills Section AWilmingtonNew Castle$4,450
Spring Meadows CommunitySmyrnaKent$5,000
Holland MillsMiltonSussex$5,000
Lewes CrossingLewesSussex$5,000
Long Neck ShoresMillsboroSussex$5,000
Meadows at Villages of Old LandingRehoboth BeachSussex$2,800