Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mitigating Emerald Ash Borer Impacts on the Urban Forest: Municipal Grant Program

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is offering competitive, reimbursable grants to help local government agencies sustain their urban forests by reducing impacts from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB.) Recipients must pay for 50% of project costs through direct or in-kind contributions. Communities within the Illinois EAB quarantine zone eligible to apply. 
There are 3 categories of grants available:
1.     Reforestation Grants - For planting to replace ash trees;
2.     Technical Assistance Grants - For inventory and assessment of public trees and the development of plans to manage EAB; and
3.     Wood Utilization Grants - For reclamation and utilization of wood products from felled ash trees.

Applications are due February 1, 2013.
Application and complete Grant Guidelines available as a pdf document here
Application only (in Word) available here
Two workshops will be offered to help applicants plan competitive EAB management and reforestation projects. Municipal and state officials will discuss EAB planning and management. Grant application information and tips will be presented.
  • January 17, 10am – Noon
    Illinois Department of Agriculture
    2280 Bethany Rd., Suite B
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Call 815-787-5479 for reservations and parking directions
  • January 22, 10am –Noon
    Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800 (Willis Tower) 
    Chicago, IL 60606 

    For reservations for the Chicago workshop or general grant program information contact
    Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus: emakra@mayorscaucus.org or 312-201-4506



Sean Valjean said...

This is cool. I love visiting the emerald ash borer minnesota and I feel like I find a lot of the same stuff there.

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