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Invasive Plant Grant (IPG) Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
to Prevent and Control Invasive Plant Encroachment

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)

Deadline Date:

11/22/17

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to Arizona nonprofits, units of local government, and public educational institutions to control and eradicate invasive and noxious plants and weeds. Funding is intended to protect non-federal lands using an integrated weed management approach.

The Invasive Plant Grant Program focuses on prevention, control, and eradication of invasive and noxious plants and aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Target and treat invasive and noxious plants that are capable of transforming plant communities in forests, woodlands, or rangeland.
- Increase local capacity to manage and prevent encroachment of invasive and noxious weeds through Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA), Coalitions, and Partnerships.
- Use an integrated weed management approach when treating areas infested with invasive and noxious plants through the utilization of available tools including manual, cultural, mechanical, chemical, and biological control.

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate partnerships (especially with a CWMA) in treating and monitoring invasive and noxious weeds and use an integrated weed management approach. Treatment projects adjacent to National Forest System (NFS) lands or that will compliment NFS projects for treatment of invasive and noxious plants will also be given priority.

Treatments can only be applied on Non Federal Lands (Private, State, County, Municipal, etc). Projects should principally involve invasive and noxious plant species found on the Arizona Noxious Weed List (http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=04) and USD Forest Service: Invasive Plants and Weeds of the National Forests and Grasslands in the Southwestern Region (http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/resources/health/invasives/). However, projects involving other invasive and noxious plant species not on these lists may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of the targeted invasive/noxious species, proposed projects in forests or woodlands under this program should demonstrate an integrated weed management approach.

Proposals should identify how planning, coordination, mapping/inventory, monitoring, and evaluation will be accomplished for the duration of the project. Components of a project may include planning and capacity building, early detection, prevention, suppression, vegetative restoration, and/or public awareness and education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164166

Estimated Size of Grant:

Only grant requests between $10,000 and $20,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

All grant project work must occur within 24 months of grant activation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants
- Units of local government (counties, municipalities, cities and towns)
- Non-Profit Organizations 501(c)3
- Public educational institutions

Individuals working in partnership with their neighborhood association may apply if they work through or in conjunction with one of the above groups. Individuals and for-profit companies do not qualify for direct funding. Money may not be spent for treatment on tribal lands. Treatments can only be applied on Non Federal Lands (Private, State, County, Municipal, etc).

Organizations that have previously received any grant from DFFM must be current on their quarterly reporting requirements per their signed grant agreement(s) prior to receiving a new award. The Invasive Plant Grant Program does not discriminate against any person or organization because of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age or national origin.

Ineligible costs include overhead greater than 10% of the project. The purchase of equipment $ 5,000 or greater is not eligible for reimbursement.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2017 Invasive Plant Grant Program application must be filled out and submitted electronically no later than Friday, November 22, 2017.

Funds are awarded on a cost matching-basis, and this program requires 50% (1:1) match from a non-federal source. Proposals should clearly show how the grantee will provide the required match. Eligible match may be in the form of cash, services, volunteer time, equipment usage, and/or in-kind contributions.

Contact Information:

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

John Richardson
602-771-1420
JRichardson@dffm.az.gov

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
1110 West Washington St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona