Minneapolis receives $8 million in federal funds to remove infested ash trees
September 22, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted $8 million to Minneapolis to remove trees on private property infested with emerald ash borer, with a focus on alleviating the financial burden faced by low-income property owners.
According to city officials, the grant funding will go to eligible property owners with qualifying incomes or in environmental justice neighborhoods, such as Green Zones.
The USDA's Urban and Community Forestry Program awarded the grant to Minneapolis' Equitable Tree Canopy Management Program, one of the largest grants of its kind ever made to a Midwestern city.