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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.  Additional information can be found in the Grant Guidelines.

 

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.  Links for step-by-step instructions on starting grant applications and completing EA documents are located under the New Applications tab. 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. To view evaluation forms used by council members to score each grant, click on the appropriate links below.

 

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APPLY ONLINE

  • Applications for Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants are available 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.
  • Application period for Research, Education/Developement, and Local Cooperative 2016 Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant funding is now CLOSED.
  • Applications must have been submitted by December 1, 2015. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

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

March / April 2016 - Distribution of FY16 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grant Awards

April 15, 2016 - Status Reports due for Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

November 1, 2016 - Applications due for FY16 Emergency Funding

November 1, 2016 - Applications due for FY17 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grants

November 30, 2016 - Status Reports due for open Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

November 30, 2016 - Final Status Reports due for FY15 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grants

December 1, 2016 - Applications due for FY17 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

 

Click here for a schedule: NWTF 2016 Important Dates

 

 
 

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) 444-9493

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

Jasmine Reimer

NWTF Grant Coordinator
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7882
E-mail: JReimer@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: April 4, 2011 11:44:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: May 5, 2016 9:19:28 AM MDT