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Grant Programs

The Mississippi Forestry Commission helps fund a number of grant programs that advance forestry education, the growth of healthy forests, and provide firefighters with equipment and supplies.

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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.

Urban and Community Forestry Grants

The U&CF Program helps aid in the development of long-term, self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs. The program’s goal is to inspire or enhance local or statewide urban and community forestry programs with an emphasis on increasing local capacity, volunteer involvement, planning, training, and continuing education.

Rural Fire Assistance

The Mississippi Forestry Commission offers two grant programs designed to help our state’s volunteer fire departments obtain equipment and supplies needed to fight wildland fires.

Firefighter Property Program

This program provides rural volunteer fire departments with excess equipment that is no longer needed by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program

Through this program eligible rural volunteer fire departments are reimbursed for funds spent on approved wildland firefighting equipment and communication equipment.

For general information about available grants through the Mississippi Forestry Commission, submit your questions to