The 2020 Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Application Process is Closed
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has closed the application period for the 2020 Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grants. Once the application period opens up again, this page will be updated with current information on how to apply.
The WBBI focuses on reducing adverse bark beetle impacts through thinning and removal of green tree hosts and related slash treatments, where ponderosa pine is the main tree host. Grant proposals can range from $25,000 to $85,000 to treat a minimum of ten acres, again with Ponderosa Pine being the main tree host.
How to Apply
Please read criteria and instructions and review Q/A before applying. To apply - please click here.
Funding through this grant aims to protect high value trees and forests, create and maintain healthy stands of trees, reduce bark beetle attacks and tree mortality, encourage landowners to implement prevention and restoration projects, restore and maintain healthy ecosystems, and reduce wildland fire risk secondarily.
This program is directed to units of local government, non-profit organizations 501(c)3, and public educational institutions. Individuals working in partnership with their neighborhood association may also apply if they work with one of the previously stated groups.