MDA created two Forest Protection Reserve Grant Programs:
MDA established a granting timeline whereby:
Applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of representatives from MDA, DNR, USDA APHIS, USDA Forest Service, MN Forest Resources Council, and League of MN Cities. Evaluators used evaluation criteria presented in the RFPs.
Incident Response Grants
Planning and Preparedness Grants
Funded projects include conducting ash tree inventories; removing infested ash trees or trees likely to become infested; planting of a diversity of trees to replace removed ash trees; surveying to detect emerald ash borer; and emerald ash borer-related outreach and education projects. For more information about funded projects, please view the Summary of Proposed Projects for the Forest Protection Reserve Grants.
Please contact the Arrest the Pest Hotline with any questions
Arrest the Pest
888-545-6684 (Greater Minnesota)