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Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Program

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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 https://fundingmt.org.  All grant projects should complement and enhance the Montana Weed Management Plan and focus on state or county listed noxious weeds.  Grant funding is provided as reimbursement for completed project expenditures.  Grant funds may not be used for purchasing publications, biocontrol agents, or equipment; expenses related to application writing and presentation; capital improvement projects, indirect costs, or annual herbicide for cropland/CRP practices.


Assistance in completing an application can be received from the Department and 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.  Select New Applications or Active Projects for additional information.


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




Apply Online

  • Applications for Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants will be posted online through the Montana WebGrants system at https://fundingmt.org.
  • Grant applicants are registered WebGrants users associated with an organization that will serve as the funding recipient.  
  • Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 per application.
  • Applications for 2016 NWTF grants will be available in July 2015 and are required to be submitted by December 1, 2015. 



December 1, 2015 - Applications Due for FY 2016 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

Feb. 29 - March 4, 2016 - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings, Helena 




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) 444-9493

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) 444-9493

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) 444-9493


Published: Mon Apr 04 11:44:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Tue Mar 17 09:50:50 MDT 2015