Community Forest Program

The Community Forest Program (CFP) is a competitive national grant program offered by the U.S. Forest Service that provides financial assistance to tribal entities, local governments, and qualified conservation non-profit organizations to acquire and establish community forests. Forestland purchased must provide community benefits such as economic benefits through active forest management, clean water, wildlife habitat, educational opportunities, and public access for recreation.

For an overview of the program, download our fact sheet: Community Forest Program Call for Proposals


Deadline to apply: June 29, 2018

Applications should be sent to:
Todd Matthews, Mississippi Forestry Commission
Urban Forestry & Forest Health Coordinator

For more information on the program:


For more information on the Urban and Community Forestry program, please contact:

Todd Matthews
Urban Forestry & Forest Health Coordinator
Cell: (662) 361-4272