Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Grants of up to $75,000 to nonprofits, conservation districts, county weed districts, and MSU extensions for projects to mitigate noxious weeds. Applicants for certain grants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is available for research, local cooperative, and education and development projects. Grant applications should complement and enhance the Montana Weed Management Plan and focus on state or county listed noxious weeks.
Research projects may include chemical, non-chemical, biological, and integrated approaches to weed control. Creative proposals for investigating new weed management techniques are encouraged. Research proposals from agricultural experiment stations and the cooperative extension service for crop weed management research, evaluation, and education may be submitted for funding consideration. Research projects should:
Education/Development projects include mapping, monitoring, planning, and education, and:
Local Cooperative projects (continuing and new) involve on the ground treatment of noxious weeds and require the participation of a minimum of three adjacent landowners. For additional information about Local Cooperative Projects, see: https://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/NWTF/Instructions/2020%20NWTF%20Grant%20Guidelines.pdf?ver=2019-09-05-132653-090#page=5
For information about special funding, see: https://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/NWTF/Instructions/2020%20NWTF%20Grant%20Guidelines.pdf?ver=2019-09-05-132653-090#page=8
GrantWatch ID#: 173458
Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 per application.
Local Cooperative projects (new and continuing) may request administrative costs up to 3% of the grant total, maximum of $1,000, for project coordinators not receiving a Special County/Reservation grant.
Requested funds should be planned for use within one year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
RSVP for workshop to
Greta Dige, NWTF Grant Coordinator
Jasmine Reimer, State Weed Coordinator
P: (406) 444-3140
Carol Bearden, Weed Program Specialist
P: (406) 444-7880
The State Education Coordinator may be reached at 406-328-4785.
The State Biological Control Coordinator may be reached at 406-258-4223
Montana Department of Agriculture
Noxious Weed Program
302 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
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