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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 grant program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the development and implementation of weed management programs. It also provides for research and development of innovative weed management techniques including biological control, and supports research and education projects.

 

The grant program is designed to assist counties, local communities, researchers, and educators in their efforts to solve a variety of noxious weed problems in Montana. The program provides assistance with a 50% cost-share, with landowner matching funds, for herbicides and commercial application to participating landowners in a local cooperative weed management area.  Other types of projects involve noxious weed education and research, including non-chemical research and demonstration projects.  The Trust Fund is a reimbursement type of grant program. Project participants spend their money up front and submit a claim and receipts for grant reimbursement.


The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council reviews applications, hears applicant testimony, and provides funding recommendations to the Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Final funding is approved by the Director. Funding is generally through a governmental organization, the project funding recipient, such as a local weed district, conservation district, extension office, or university.

 

The department is currently recruiting for open positions on the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.   Additional information is available by contacting Dave Burch at 444-3140 or dburch@mt.gov.  Nominations are requested by May 1, 2014.

 

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Apply Online

Applying for a Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant has moved to the web utilizing the Montana WebGrants system.  Grant applicants must become  registered users associated with an organization that has registered in WebGrants.  Applicants will need to contact an organization to determine if they are willing to be the grant project funding recipient and then register with WebGrants by going to https://fundingmt.org

 

Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant application forms for the 2015 grant funding opportunity will be available later in the year at https://fundingmt.org.  Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 per application.  Applications are due by December 1, 2014. 

 

 
 

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: April 4, 2011 11:44:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: April 17, 2014 11:10:39 AM MDT