The 2022 Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Application Process is Now Open!
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has opened the application period for the 2022 Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grants. The application period ends at 11:59 pm on November 14, 2022. 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 $10,000 to $50,000 to treat a minimum of ten acres, 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.
For additional questions about the WBBI program please contact Forest Health Specialist, Aly McAlexander
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.