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Invasive Plant Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and Educational
Institutions to Prevent and Control Invasive Plant Infestations

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to control and eliminate noxious plants and weeds. The purpose of this program is to address infestations that threaten woodland, forested, or rangeland areas. The theme for the 2021 grant is emerging threats, or invasive plants that are Class A or Class B state-listed noxious weeds that are high priority for control.

DFFM’s Invasive Plant Grant Program focuses on prevention, control, and eradication of invasive plants and aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Target and treat invasive plants that are capable of transforming native plant communities in forests, woodlands, or rangeland.
  • Assist in preventing fire and flooding, conserving water, and restoring habitat to wildlife.
  • Increase local capacity to manage and prevent encroachment of invasive plants.
  • Use an integrated weed management approach when treating areas infested with invasive plants through the utilization of available tools including manual, cultural, mechanical, chemical, and biological control methods.

Examples of projects that qualify (not all inclusive):

  • Control or eradication of invasive plants
  • Replacement of invasive plants with native plants through reseeding and planting
  • Removal of woody invasive plant slash by mulching, grinding, etc.

Projects may occur on state, federal, tribal and private lands in Arizona.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164166

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Awards will be limited to a minimum of $10,000 and maximum of $200,000 per project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Local Government
- Academic Institutions
- Native American Tribe
- Non Profits
- State Government

Eligible grant recipients include government organizations (including state, county, and local), public educational institutions, 501(c) non-profit organizations and Indian Tribes.

Individuals and for-profit companies do not qualify.

Examples of projects that DO NOT qualify (not all inclusive):
- Research and development projects
- Website, GIS and database projects
- Projects that only include assessment activity and no related treatment of invasive plants
- Projects that include purchase of capital equipment (valued over $5,000 per item)

Pre-Application Information:

Project applications will be accepted through July 30, 2021; initial grants are expected to be awarded by fall 2021.

All subrecipients are required to provide a DUNS number to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management prior to receiving an award.

Organizations may submit more than one project application for the 2021 cycle; however, total funding may be capped at $200,000.

All projects will require a minimum 10% match contribution (90% grant/10% match).

Funds will be dispersed to recipients on a reimbursement basis after they incur cost and report accomplishments and expenses to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

Contact Information:

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

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Program Contact:
Willie Sommers
Invasive Plant Grant Program
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Ph. (602) 319-6818

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
1110 West Washington St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 771-1400

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