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Noxious Weed Trust Fund

 
Leafy Spurge is a Priority 2B weed on the Montana Noxious Weed List

The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) grant program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the development and implementation of weed management programs.  Grant awards of up to $75,000 are available for noxious weed research projects, state and community education/development projects, and local cooperative - landowner cost share grants.

 

Grant applications are submitted electronically through the WebGrants system at http://fundingmt.org.  All grant projects should complement and enhance the Montana Weed Management Plan.  Assistance in completing an application can be received from organizations such as a local county weed district, extension office, university, or conservation district.  An organization must serve as the funding recipient for grant funds.  Grant funding is provided as reimbursement for completed project expenditures.

 

Local cooperative project applicants can receive a 50% cost-share, with landowner matching funds, for herbicides, commercial herbicide application, and re-seeding to establish desirable vegetation in the project area.  A minimum of three adjacent landowners in a local cooperative weed management project are required.  Prior to submitting an application, project participants complete weed mapping of target noxious weeds in the project area and develop a long term weed management plan.

 

Applications are reviewed and presentations are made to the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council, who then provides funding recommendations to the Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture.  Final funding is approved by the Director. 

 

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Apply Online Now

Apply for a Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant online utilizing the Montana WebGrants system.  Grant applicants are registered users associated with an organization that has registered in WebGrants.  Applicants need to be associated with an organization that will serve as the grant project funding recipient.  Register in WebGrants by going to https://fundingmt.org

 

Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant application forms for the 2015 grant funding opportunity are now available at https://fundingmt.org.  Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 per application.  2015 NWTF applications are due by December 1, 2014.  Grant hearings will be held March 2-6, 2015 in Helena.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

October 1, 2014 - Status Reports Due for FY 2014 Special County / Reservation $7,500 Grants

November 1, 2014 - Applications Due for FY 2015 Emergency Weed Grants

November 3, 2014 - Applications Due for FY 2015 Special County / Reservation $7,500 Grants

November 30, 2014 - Status Reports Due for Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

December 1, 2014 - Applications Due for FY 2015 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

March 2-6, 2015 - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings, Wingate, Helena 

 
 

Contacts

 

Dave Burch

Weed Program Manager
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3140
E-mail: dburch@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

Carol Bearden

Weed Program Specialist
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7880
E-mail: cbearden@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

Kim Antonick

Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7819
E-mail: kantonick2@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

 

Published: Mon Apr 04 11:44:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 18 11:52:12 MDT 2014