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2018 Invasive Plant Management Grant

Grants to New Mexico Government Agencies
to Remove and Mitigate Invasive Weeds

GrantWatch ID#: 176521
Agency Type:

State

New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division (Division)

10/27/17 4:00 PM MDT

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to New Mexico government and tribal agencies to manage invasive weeds that pose a threat to public and private forested areas. Examples of eligible activities include prevention and early detection, awareness and education, planning and coordination, monitoring and evaluation, integrated weed management, and inventory and mapping. Projects must emphasize prevention and treatment of invasive plants.

Applications must address the management of invasive plants on state, private, and public non-federal lands from Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs). Locally-driven CWMAs have been shown to be the best vehicles for implementing weed management programs. Therefore, this program emphasizes the use of existing CWMAs or the creation of new CWMAs.

EMNRD shall give the highest priority to programs that apply integrated management practices and demonstrate partnerships and monitoring results. EMNRD shall link priority to the New Mexico Noxious Weed List, assigning higher priority according to classification in the noxious weed list, which can be found on the following link:
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/Publications/documents/weedlist2009_final.pdf

Regardless of the targeted plant species, projects shall use an integrated weed management approach.

Successful projects typically include several cooperating landowners, including private, state, federal, and tribal lands. The Division encourages cooperation with federal agencies, although their efforts may not be included as match and federal agencies are not eligible to receive funds for treatment.

$52,700

Applications may request a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $20,000.

The contract period shall extend from the date of contract approval by EMNRD and encumbering of funds by the Department of Finance and Administration for a maximum of two years.

Eligible applicants are non-federal governmental entities involved with a CWMA, including tribes and pueblos (as long as other federal money is not involved).

Purchase of items such as backpack sprayers, storage cabinets storage tanks, or trailers are limited to a maximum of $5,000.

This program does not reimburse indirect costs. EMNRD shall not allow more than 10% in administrative costs.

Successful applicants shall be required to provide 50% matching funds.

Applicants must submit one original completed, signed Application packet and five identical hard copies to Shannon Atencio or her designee at the address listed below, no later than 4:00 PM, MDT, Friday October 27, 2017. Mailed documents must be physically received at EMNRD by this date and time.

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

Shannon Atencio, Program Manager
(505) 425-7472
shannon.atencio@state.nm.us

EMNRD, Forestry Division/Las Vegas District
HC 33 Box 109-4
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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