INDIANAPOLIS - Local governments and non-profit groups in the Great Lakes Basin of northern Indiana have until June 1 to apply for federal grants designated to mitigate issues associated with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
The grants are provided by the U.S. Forest Service to DNR Entomology & Plant Pathology and administered by DNR Forestry's Community and Urban Forestry program.
Round 2 funds can be used for removal of infested ash trees and replanting with alternative large tree species, street tree and park inventories that quantify the economic loss of ash, management plans to deal with ash mortality that will occur, and restoration of riparian corridors infested by EAB.
Municipal and county governments and non-profit groups that are eligible include those in DeKalb, LaGrange and Steuben counties, and parts of Adams, Allen, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Noble, Porter, St. Joseph, and Wells counties.
Amounts that can be applied for range from $5,000 to $30,000 with 50 percent cash or in-kind match.
For grant guidelines and application, contact Pam Louks at 317-591-1170 or plouks@dnr.IN.gov.
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