The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging local and tribal governments to apply for grants to help manage and reduce the impacts of emerald ash borer on their community forests.
Many communities in the area like Cambridge have been tweaking their EAB management programs to best combat the spread.
Applicants can request a maximum of $150,000 from a pool of 2.4 million dollars. No match is required for this grant and all work must be done on public or tribal land.
Grant-eligible activities will include treating and removing ash trees, planting a diversity of trees, developing EAB management plans and engaging and educating citizens.
Priority will be given to projects that remove and replace ash trees that pose significant public safety concerns or benefit underserved populations.
For more information and to find application, you can check out the MN DNR’s website, applications will be accepted until January 24th of 2022.