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Invasive Species Mitigation (ISM) Weed Control Grant

Grants to Utah Agencies, IHEs, and Landowners
for Activities to Eradicate Non-Native Plants

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Funding Source:

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) - Division of Plant Industry and Conservation

Deadline Date:

01/24/20

Description:

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Grants to Utah, government agencies, IHEs, political subdivisions, preservation districts, and landowners for the mitigation and management of non-native plants. Funding is intended for projects demonstrating a high likelihood of succeeding at a state or county level.

For FY 2020-21, UDAF is looking for projects that target high priority species and will reduce the number of outlier populations.

Eligible Activities:

  • Early detection & rapid response
  • Treating critical acres that protect larger land use areas
  • Monitoring and preventing the spread of small populations and new introductions
  • Monitoring and rehabilitating established infestations
  • Research related to invasive species

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143326

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum funding amount of $150,000 will be lifted again in 2020-21 for large multi-year project applications.

Term of Contract:

For FY 2020-21, projects will be funded for the current year only, with the possibility of renewing funding for a multi-year project, based on available funds. Funding for projects will begin July 1, 2020, and terminate June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations: Universities; Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA’s); County Weed Boards; Federal or State Agencies; Federal, State, Tribal or Private Landowners; Conservation Districts, nonprofits, and/or other Political Subdivisions.

The Noxious Weed Grants are intended to control or manage noxious weeds with “on-the-ground work.” Invasive Species Mitigation (ISM) Grants will not be awarded for mapping without active on-the-ground treatment. A minimal amount of Noxious Weed Grant funding (less than $5,000) can be used for the purchase of incidental equipment needed to complete a project. The purchase of large pieces of equipment, such as four-wheelers and large spray tanks are not allowed unless prior permission has been given. Funds listed in the (Other) category within the budget and scope of work will require an attached budget sheet defining how funds will be allocated.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 24, 2020.

All applications will require a Utah Spatial Invasive Infestation Project Analysis (SIIPA) included.

It is highly recommended that multi-year proposals include a 3-5 year management plan, an extensive monitoring component, solid participating partners, and a strong restoration component.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be emailed to:
aeagar@utah.gov

Aaron Eagar, ISM Program Manager
Division of Plant Industry and Conservation
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
(801) 538-7186 office
(801) 602-1961 cell

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah

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