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

Invasive Plant Grant Program


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Funding Source
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arizona

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/29/22 Save

Grant Description
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 2022 grant is forests and woodlands.

Prioritization will be for projects located in the diverse forest types found in Arizona, including the pinyon-juniper and juniper type, Ponderosa pine, evergreen oak, and mesquite types. Projects located in riparian forests are eligible, as are projects that protect saguaros in their native habitat.

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. Reseeding and planting native vegetation are also components of an invasive plant project.

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.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

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.

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.

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)

Any project reimbursable costs or match accrued prior to a signed agreement with the State Forester will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be received by Friday, July 29, 2022.

Proposals received after that date will not be accepted. All documents must be submitted electronically and should be uploaded through the online application form. Any documents that are not submitted through the online application form will not be accepted.

Sub recipients are required to register with the federal government System for Award Management (SAM) at prior to receiving an award.

Organizations may submit more than one project application for the 2022 cycle; however, total funding may be capped at $200,000.

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

Grant funds are provided on a reimbursement basis after expenses are incurred, paid and documented by the applicant organization.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


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

Term of Contract
Initial grants are expected to be awarded by fall 2022. Proposed projects should be ready for implementation upon receipt of award and should be fully achievable within the prescribed award period.

Contact Information
Apply online:

If the application cannot be submitted electronically, then please contact the Invasive Plant Grants Program at (602) 319-6818 prior to the application deadline.

Questions about the application process or program may be directed to:
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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