Forest management grants and programs

Community forestry

  • 2023 Preparing for EAB grants program - grant funding two-year projects for local government units within Minnesota to assist communities in managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public land. Accepting applications through February 27, 2023.
  • Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB Grants program - grant for managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public land, and improve community forests by involving community members and planting diverse trees. This opportunity has closed.
  • 2022 Preparing for EAB grants program - grant funding two-year projects for local; government units within Minnesota to assist communities in managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public land. This opportunity has closed.
  • Shade tree program bonding grants, 2021-2024 - Local units of government across Minnesota are invited to apply for this grant for removal and (re)planting of shade trees on public land, with priority given to projects: with a known emerald ash borer infestation, removing and replacing ash trees that pose significant public safety concerns, or benefitting underserved populations and areas of concern for environmental justice. This opportunity has closed.

Fire protection programs

Reforestation

Tree seedling drought relief grants program - grants for counties and tribal governments within Minnesota that manage forests and are in need of financial assistance to replant young forest stands damaged by the 2021 drought.