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Forest Protection Reserve - General Grant Application Information

General Grant Application Information

For general information about processes and strategies for applying for grants, it is recommended that the Office of Grants Management be contacted.

Examples of Response and Preparedness Activities

For examples of the types of work that communities can perform to respond to and prepare for emerald ash borer, it is recommended that the following preparedness plans and guidelines be reviewed.  Work performed under these grants does not necessarily need to be limited to what is listed in these resources. 

Note: Plans should and likely will vary among communities due to varying authorities, infrastructure, resources, etc.  Therefore these example plans and guidelines are intended to only be used only as examples.

WEBINAR: Preparing for and Dealing with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Local units of government and other entities are undertaking efforts to combat the threat posed by a newly discovered tree pest, the emerald ash borer (EAB). A live, online briefing took place on Thursday, November 5 at 1 p.m. to educate others about state grant programs available to help local governments and other entities prevent or slow the spread and subsequent impacts of emerald ash borer. The League of Minnesota Cities offered the webinar at no cost to interested local units of government and other entities. (View the recorded webinar.)

State agency staff from the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources provided specific information about the grant process, explained the criteria included in the RFP, and discussed how proposals will be evaluated. The deadline to apply for these grants was November 20, 2009.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Get an overview of EAB in Minnesota.
  • Learn what local governments and other entities should be doing to prepare for and respond to an EAB outbreak.
  • Receive information and guidance on the state grant process.
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions.


  • Mark Abrahamson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Robert Koch, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Ken Holman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Moderated by Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities