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2019 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of long-term, self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs. The goal of the Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program is to inspire or enhance local or statewide urban and community forestry programs.Funds are available on a 50 percent federal / 50 percent non-federal matching basis through competitive grant proposals.

Grant Period Ends August 15, 2019

Completed applications will be accepted electronically. To apply electronically, email completed application form and all required documentation to  Please write 2019 U&CF Grant Proposal – “Your city or organization” in the subject line.

Applications submitted via paper mail, courier, or delivery service will also be accepted and should be sent to:
Mississippi Forestry Commission
Attn:  Misty Booth
Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator
660 North Street, Suite 300
Jackson, Mississippi 39202

More Urban Grants

National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council – Competitive challenge grants to support urban and community activities that are national or widespread in their impact or application.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks – Recreation is an important benefit of the urban forest and the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s Outdoor Recreation grant may provide a useful funding mechanism to assist you.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality – The community forest is a valuable contributor to mitigating the impact of air and water pollution.

Grant Writing Tips

Grant writing tips can be found at Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development District.


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

Misty Booth
Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator