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Invasive Species Mitigation (ISM) Grant

Grants to Utah Agencies, IHEs, and Landowners
for Invasive Weed Species Management

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF)

Deadline Date:

10/06/17 - 5:00 PM. Re-Submission Due Date is 10/20/2017.


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Grants to Utah universities, government agencies, political subdivisions, conservation districts, and tribal or private landowners for the mitigation and control of invasive weed species. Funding will support management strategies demonstrating a high potential for success at a state or county level.

Eligible Activities:

-Early detection and 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

Specific Ranking Criteria:

-Early Detection Rapid Response focus species (1A and 1B Noxious Weed Species)
-Multiple partner involvement
-Active monitoring of invasive infestations
-Additional funding sources and matching funds
-Relationship to other management plans
-Biological control
-Past performance/success in achieving goals under prior ISM grant (if applicable)
-Compliance with grant requirements, including timely submission of documents, reports and requested information

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143326

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be funded for a maximum amount of $150,000 per request for large watershed level projects.

There is a $20,000 funding cap per small county level projects.

Term of Contract:

For FY 2018, 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 January 1, 2018 and terminate December 31, 2018.

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, and/or other Political Subdivisions.

Prohibited Activities:
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.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding Allocation Information:
-$1,200,000 of available funds reserved for large watershed level projects
-$600,000 of available funds to be used on small county level projects
-$200,000 UDAF grant oversight costs

Federal Agencies or Federal Landowners must match grant dollars at least 1:1 (match must be monetary and not in-kind).

The application due date is Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00 PM.

Only complete applications will be moved to the ranking committee for project ranking. As part of UDAF’s dedication to excellence, each grant application will be reviewed for completeness. UDAF will review, and return incomplete applications for correction and re-submittal for a period of 14 days. Any applications which are incomplete or have not been updated after UDAF review, will not be considered for ranking and funding.

The resubmission due date is Friday, October 20, 2017, 5:00 PM.

Funds will be available by the first of January 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Aaron Eagar, ISM Program Manager
Division of Plant Industry and Conservation
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah