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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Universities to Control the Spread of Certain Species of Plants, Animals, and Insects

Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP)


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Funding Source
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, universities, and tribes to control and prevent the spread of certain species of plants, animals, and insects. State agencies must contact the funding source before submitting a proposal. The purpose of the program is to provide funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, eradicate, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species.

This program is designed to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication and control for both terrestrial invasive species (TIS) and aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Michigan.

Projects must support the overall goals of the MISGP:

  • Prevent new invasive species introductions.
  • Strengthen the statewide invasive species early detection and response network.
  • Limit the dispersal of recently confirmed invasive species.
  • Manage and control widespread, established invasive species.

MISGP metrics include:

  • Statewide coverage of Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs).
  • Response to early detections of invasive species.
  • Education and outreach to Michigan citizens.
  • Increased management and control of terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. 

Projects should contribute directly to implementing strategic actions in Michigan’s Aquatic and/or Terrestrial Invasive
Species State Management Plans:

Project Scope - Projects that focus on:

  • Routine management of one water body or site, and/or
  • Use of common treatment methods for widespread invasive species, typically, are not competitive, unless the proposal is clearly transferrable, scalable, or relevant to a larger region or the state. 

For Program Goals, Priorities, and Metrics, see

For Eligible Project Costs, see

For a list of Michigan's Watch List Species, see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include:
- Local, state*, federal, or tribal units of government
- Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
- Universities

State agencies should contact the MISGP manager prior to preparing an application.

Additional Geographic Information:

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs):

Pre-Application Information
- Request for Full Proposals: September 1, 2023
- MiGrants Submission of Full Proposals Due: November 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM
- Award Announcement: March 2024
- Project Period Begins: Upon execution of grant by DNR
- Project Schedule: Follows work plan in MiGrants
- Interim Progress Reports Due: April 30 and October 30 of project period
- Project Period Ends: Date on executed project agreement
- Final Project Report Due: Sixty days after project period end date

The application must be submitted through the MiGrants online system. All new organizations must register in the MiGrants online system before initiating and/or drafting an application.

For the 2023 application cycle, there are no match requirements and match documentation will not be accepted as part of the application.

The MISGP is a reimbursement grant program. All project expenses must be incurred and paid before being submitted for reimbursement. The grantee may request up to fifty percent (50%) of the approved grant amount as an advance prior to incurring costs.

State agencies should contact the MISGP manager prior to preparing an application.

If you are considering applying, it is strongly recommended that you reach out to the technical contact listed for the priority of interest.

The grantee must be a registered vendor with the State of Michigan SIGMA Vendor Self Service (VSS) system to receive payments.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
The minimum grant amount is $25,000 with maximum grant amounts between $40,000 and $400,000 depending on the type of project.

- CISMA Core Funding: Up to $70,000 is available to a CISMA to implement strategic plan goals and objectives.
- CISMA Survey and Treatment: Up to $40,000 is available to a CISMA to implement strategic plan goals and objectives for surveying and treating invasive species.

Term of Contract
Project duration for Priority Projects may be from one to three years, with work commencing within the first 60 days of grant execution. Phased projects to initiate or continue work may be submitted. Funding of one phase of a project does not guarantee funding for subsequent phases.

Project duration for CISMA Core Function and CISMA Survey and Treatment applications is limited to one year.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Erin Campbell, 269.300.9698

Technical contacts:
- Kevin Walters, AIS Outreach & Education,, 616-250-8637
- Susie Iott, Terrestrial Invasive Species Specialist,, 517-420-0473
- Joanne Foreman, IS Communications Coordinator,, 517-284-5814

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