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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 Now

  • Apply for a Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant online through the Montana WebGrants system at https://fundingmt.org.
  • Grant applicants must be a registered WebGrants user associated with an organization that will serve as the funding recipient.  
  • Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 per application.
  • Applications for 2015 NWTF grants must be submitted by December 1, 2014. 
  • Grant hearings will be held March 2-6, 2015 in Helena.



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 




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: Fri Dec 05 11:54:04 MST 2014