2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-In-Aid Grant

Grants to Vermont Municipalities to Remove and
Manage Invasive Species in Aquatic Habitats

GrantWatch ID#: 177313
Agency Type:


Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Watershed Management Division

02/08/17 4:30 PM

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Grants to Vermont municipalities to improve aquatic habitats by removing and controlling invasive species. Primary consideration will be given to projects that manage new aquatic nuisance infestations. Secondary consideration will be given to the prevention or control of the further spread of invasive species. Third priority will be given to recurring maintenance projects.

An “aquatic nuisance” is an undesirable or excessive substance or population that interferes with the recreational potential or aquatic habitat of a water body, and includes plants, animals, and algal populations. Applications are reviewed to determine whether the proposed project is suitable to control or to minimize the effect an aquatic nuisance has on water quality and water use.

The following criteria are also considered: public accessibility and recreational uses; importance to commercial, agricultural or other interests; the degree of local interest; local efforts to control aquatic nuisances; other considerations affecting feasibility, probability of achieving long-term control, and necessity or advantage of the proposed work; and the extent to which the control project is a developmental rather than a maintenance program.

Additional criteria considered in approving requests and determining the amount of any grant include: the use of the waters by persons outside the municipality in which the waters are located; the long-range effect of the control project; the recreational use of the waters; and the effectiveness of municipal shoreland zoning and other controls in minimizing or preventing existing or new development from having any adverse effects on the waters subject to the control program.


The applicant must be a municipality.

Local interest groups such as lake associations must apply through the municipality in which the waterbody is located.

If the waterbody is located in more than one municipality, affected municipalities may but are not required to apply jointly.

Applications are due by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Municipalities may be awarded a grant for 75 percent or less of the total estimated project cost. Grant recipients must contribute at least 25 percent of the final eligible project cost through in-kind labor (unpaid personnel), in-kind services and/or actual cash expenditures (all from non-state sources). If federal funds are awarded, the match requirement may be greater than 25 percent. Only in-kind match accrued in the grant project year is eligible.

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

Ann Bove
(802) 490-6120

Josh Mulhollem
(802) 490-6121

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Watershed Management Division
Main Building - 2nd Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

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