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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.

 

Eligibility

Any local unit of government within Minnesota is eligible including but not limited to tribal communities, municipalities, and county agencies.

Grant Limits

There is no minimum to the dollar amount applicants can request. The maximum amount that will be funded is $30,000.

Application Process

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 ucf.dnr@state.mn.us  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 ucf.dnr@state.mn.us  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

 

Program Funding

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 ucf.dnr@state.mn.us 


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:

For local governments interested in installing and maintaining a watercraft cleaning station at a DNR access:

  1. Read the “considerations” document.
  2. Fill out and submit the application.
  3. The DNR will review your application.
  4. Upon approval, the DNR will contact you to complete the Lease Agreement.