Tree Conservation Assistance Program (TCAP)
The Tree Conservation Assistance Program will provide grant awards to landowners to conserve, protect and enhance priority forest landscapes, restore green infrastructure, increase property values, conserve energy, and mitigate wildland fire hazards.
Private landowners. Landowners will work with a vendor of their choice who will assist with the planning and installation of the project.
A landowner is eligible to receive a maximum grant award of $1,500. Grant funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis to the vendor. A grant award may not exceed 75% of the total project cost. At least 25% of the total cost of the project must be contributed by the landowner. Not every application will be funded, as sufficient funds may not be available to meet the need.
2015 sign-up begins in March 2014, with complete applications due in October 2014. Projects must be completed on or before August 31, 2015.
For more information and a list of vendors, please contact:
Liz Smith, Stewardship Specialist
NDSU-ND Forest Service
cell: (701) 400-8330
300 - 2nd Avenue NE, Suite 208A
Jamestown ND 58401
Emerald Ash Borer Grant Funds When EAB is Confirmed in ND
Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation
In preparation for the arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB) in North Dakota, the North Dakota Forest Service requested state funding to assist communities with removal and replacement of trees. This request was approved by the ND Legislature and is included in the NDFS 2011-2013 budget. Funding will become available in the form of grants to eligible applicants once EAB is confirmed in North Dakota. Confirmation of EAB must be made according to the protocol established by the ND Department of Agriculture and USDA.
To Apply: Applications for funding will be made available to impacted communities by contacting a member of the ND Community Forestry Team. Upon approval of the ND Community Forestry Council and the State Forester, funding can be used for tree removals as well as replacement of trees, and will require a 1:1 match from the community.