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Invasive Plant Grant Program

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

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, Tribes, and public educational institutions to control and eliminate noxious plants and weeds. Funding is intended to address infestations that threaten woodland, forested, or rangeland areas. The theme for the 2020 grant is riparian areas, or areas that interface between land and a river or stream.

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.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Are located within a riparian area along a river or stream.
  • Provide at least 10% matching contribution (from local, state, or federal funds). Projects that provide more than 10% match may receive priority for funding.
  • Compliment and/or have adjacency to past or present invasive plant projects.
  • Demonstrate partnerships in treating and monitoring invasive plants and use an integrated weed management approach. 
  • Are implemented within a priority area as described in DFFM’s 2018 Invasive Plant Treatment Prioritization map (https://dffm.az.gov/2018-invasive-plant-treatment-prioritization).

Projects should involve invasive plant species found on the Arizona Noxious Weed List (https://agriculture.az.gov/pestspest-control/agriculture-pests/noxious-weeds) and/or USDA 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/).

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, prevention, suppression, reseeding, and planting native vegetation and maintenance activities. Grant recipients shall follow state and federal laws to preserve threatened and endangered species when implementing the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164166

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$970,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests should be between $10,000 and $300,000.

Term of Contract:

All grant project work must occur within 36 months of grant activation unless otherwise approved by DFFM.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Units of local government (counties, municipalities, towns, etc.)
- State Agencies
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Indian Tribes
- 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.

Capital equipment purchases and construction costs are not allowed.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2020 Invasive Plant Grant Program application must be filled out and submitted electronically no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Applicants should have a project managed by a professional land manager that is ready for implementation. All sub-recipients are required to provide a DUNS number to DFFM.

At least 10% matching funds are required. Projects that provide a matching contribution greater than 10% may receive priority. Eligible match may be in the form of cash, services, volunteer time, equipment usage, and/or in-kind contributions and should be clearly described in the project proposal.

Grant funds may only be used for reimbursement of actual costs, and payment will be made only after expenses are incurred, documented, and reported by the sub-recipient organization.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://gn.ecivis.com/GO/gn_redir/T/1saroate5w0a6

Program Contact:
Willie Sommers
Invasive Plant Program Coordinator
Office: 602-771-1405
Cell: 602-319-6818
wsommers@dffm.az.gov

Grants Department: grants@dffm.az.gov

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona

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