Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC)
Grants of up to $20,000 to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for the development of self-sustaining, long-term community and urban forestry programs. Funding is intended to increase local capacity, training and continuing education, volunteer involvement, and planning.
Projects that demonstrate use of funding to provide the largest impact will receive priority. Grantees are encouraged to do projects of state-wide significance such as training, publications, or research that could be used to provide information on a statewide basis. First-time municipal applicants and municipalities seeking Tree City USA status are also given priority for funding. Tree planting and demonstration projects will have the lowest priority for funding.
The U&CF Grant Program is intended to support new initiatives, programs, projects, staff positions, and activities not currently being funded through other sources or to expand existing programs that would not occur without grant funds.
Specific project examples in the following categories support the program’s objectives:
More details can be found in the U&CF Grant Program Proposal Information Package here:
GrantWatch ID#: 163348
Requests for funding cannot exceed $20,000. A maximum of 15% of the Federal funds awarded is allowable for plant material and tree planting.
All major activities listed must occur within the grant year, 10/01/20 – 9/30/21, whether funded by the grant or with matching funds and should be represented in the budget.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Full applications will be accepted through email, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: “U&CF 2020 Grant Application”.
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 Forestry & Forest Health Coordinator
660 North Street, Suite 300
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
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