Managing Ash for Emerald Ash Borer in Community Forests Grant - Apply by June 15, 2018
We invite Minnesota communities to apply for grant funds to reduce the impact emerald ash borer (EAB) on community forests. Projects should help communities manage and protect ash or reduce the loss of tree canopy caused by EAB.
Eligible activities include:
- Tree inventory.
- Development of management plans that include an EAB component.
- Ash removal and stump grinding.
- Protection of valuable ash with non-neonicotinoid injectable insecticide.
- Tree planting.
- Gravel beds building.
- Community EAB education and engagement.
Any local unit of government within Minnesota is eligible including but not limited to tribal communities, municipalities, and county agencies.
There is no minimum to the dollar amount applicants can request. The maximum amount that will be funded is $30,000.
A pre-application process will be used to determine which projects can submit a final application for this grant.
- Read Managing Ash for Emerald Ash Borer in Community Forests PDF RFP for details and process.
- Complete and submit the Pre-Application form PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2018. Notify you by July 13, 2018 to submit a final application if your project passed the pre-application process.
- Attach your EAB Management Plan if you have one (communities must have adopted or will adopt an EAB management plan through this grant process).
- Complete and submit the Final Application form PDF and additional attachments to email@example.com by August 24, 2018.Notify you by September 14, 2018 whether or not your project is funded.
- Include letters of support from community and, if applicable, any partnership organizations and 3-year Tree Maintenance Plan PDF if planting trees as part of grant project
Funding for this project provided by a grant from the USDA Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Direct questions about this grant to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Local Governments Interested in Installing Watercraft Cleaning Stations at DNR-Administered Public Water Accesses
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supports strategies that may work to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as allowing local government units (LGU) to provide watercraft cleaning stations at DNR-administered public water accesses. LGUs that desire to place watercraft cleaning stations at DNR-administered public water access sites must apply for DNR approval. The DNR will determine if the installation of a watercraft cleaning station is feasible and appropriate for the site. If the project is approved by DNR, the LGU and DNR will enter into a Lease Agreement that details the terms and conditions for the project. Interested lake and river associations must partner with a local government to accomplish this work.
Please refer to the following documents for more details on the process:
- Considerations for Local Government-Owned Watercraft Cleaning Stations at DNR-Administered Public Water Accesses – outlines the general terms and conditions for local governments to install and maintain watercraft cleaning stations at DNR public water accesses.
- Application to Install Watercraft Cleaning Station at a DNR Public Water Access – complete and submit this form to request approval from DNR to place a watercraft cleaning station at a specific DNR public water access site.
- Lease Agreement Template – A standard template to lease DNR land.
- Exhibit A – Additional Terms – Additional terms to the Lease Agreement Template, specific for watercraft cleaning stations.
For local governments interested in installing and maintaining a watercraft cleaning station at a DNR access:
- Read the “considerations” document.
- Fill out and submit the application.
- The DNR will review your application.
- Upon approval, the DNR will contact you to complete the Lease Agreement.