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Closing Date for Applications: February 3, 2023
Universities, Colleges, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for this funding. For these entities, the application must also include a letter of support from NJ’s State Forester.
Projects funded under this grant are expected to be complementary to existing cooperative and federal forest health protection programs and will sustain high value forest ecosystems or tree species (see, e.g., multi-state priority areas identified in State Forest Action Plans (SFAPs) or Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance, Forest Health Committee (NMSFA FHC) 2021 priority needs document).
Project activities to sustain the health of forest ecosystems or tree species include:Early detection of introductions or spread (e.g., New or expanded surveillance projects for high-risk species or priority pathways, application of emerging eDNA technologies)
Rapid response and eradication of introduced species (e.g., Interagency collaboration or partner coalitions to respond to priority invasive forest pests and weeds)
Prevention of introductions or spread or damage (e.g., Move from disconnected to more coordinated preventative approaches, silvicultural treatments to prevent damage)
Applicants are encouraged to contact their respective Eastern Region State & Private Forestry Forest Health Program Field Office group leader for assistance and additional information:Mid-Atlantic States (DC, DE, MD, NJ, OH, PA, WV): Rick Turcotte, 304-285-1544, email@example.comFind the NJ State Forest Action Plan here.Find the NMSFA priority needs document here.
Find complete information on this funding opportunity at Grants.gov. Search for Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-BIL-R9-INVASIVES-PROJECTS
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