2020 Emerald Ash Borer Management Grants

With special funds from the US Forest Service, Vermont was selected as one of only three northeastern states to work with target municipalities to implement emerald ash borer (EAB) management within the public right-of-way along rural roadsides. This funding is intended for municipalities that are currently within the EAB Infested Area and are prepared to remove public ash trees threatened by EAB and to plant new trees of different species to offset the loss of the ash trees. 

The dealine for the Emerald Ash Borer Management grant program has passed and we are no longer accepting proposals. 

2020 Emerald Ash Borer Grants: Ash Tree Removals and Tree Replacements

Available Funds

VT UCF is seeking three municipal partners to each receive a $15,000 grant, for a total of $45,000 in cost-share grants available for 2020. These funds will be distributed through a competitive grant review and selection process.

Required and Eligible Project Components

Projects should focus on managing the threat of emerald ash borer (EAB) to public ash trees and the urban and community forest, focusing on the rural road right-of-way environment. Projects must include:

  • Removal of ash trees
  • Replacement tree plantings

Although not required, projects may also include other components directly related to managing the threat of EAB locally, including:

  • Increasing municipal staff capacity
  • Engaging property owners and the public
  • Monitoring the spread of EAB

Grant Documents

Grant Overview 

Grant Application - PDF  

Grant Application - Word  

Grantee Insurance Guidance
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation Risk Assessment Questionnaire


For more information or assistance, contact the VT UCF staff listed below.

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