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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 noxious weed research projects, state and community education/development projects, and local cooperative - landowner cost share. Applicants may apply for funding up to $75,000 per project. Additional information can be found in the Grant Guidelines or use the menu above for information on Applying, Instructions, Funding History, and the Advisory Council.

If you know someone interested in this grant program, please print and distribute the 2018 brochure.


News and Trainings


Open Recruitment for Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council members 

    • Recreationist/Wildlife Representative
    • Consumer Group Representative
    • Montana Weed Control Association Representative
    • Eastern County Weed District Representative
    • At-Large Representative
  • Those interested in serving on the NWMAC can submit a letter of interest and apply to MDA by May 1, 2020 (application form above in blue)



Important Dates

Click here to view/download Important Dates in PDF format
  • March 2-6, 2020 - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings, Great Northern Hotel, Helena
  • April, 2020 - Distribution of FY20 Grant awards
  • April 15, 2020 - Status Reports due for Research and Education Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
  • November 1, 2020 - Applications due for FY21 Emergency Funding
  • November 30, 2020 - Status Reports due for open Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants / Final Status Reports due for FY20 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grants
  • January 6, 2021 - Applications due for FY21 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants (including FY21 $7,500 Special County/Reservation Grants)

Greta Dige
NWTF Grant Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-7882
E-mail: Greta.Dige@mt.gov


Jasmine Reimer
State Weed Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-3140
E-mail: JReimer@mt.gov


Carol Bearden
Weed Program Specialist

Phone: (406) 444-7880
E-mail: CBearden@mt.gov


Noxious Weed News

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, nonessential businesses and operations will close March 28 - April 10, 2020

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:

Click to view the  the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020.

Documents to download

Montana Department of Agriculture Seeking Applicants for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Counsel

Applications Accepted until July 1, 2020

Montana Department of Agriculture Seeking Applicants for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Counsel

Helena Mont. -  The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for open positions on the Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage (NWSFF) Advisory Council.  

The deadline for applications is Wednesday July 1, 2020.

MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

Interested parties may submit petition forms until September 30, 2020

MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting petitions for new plants to add to the Montana Noxious Weed List. Petition forms are available on the department’s website at agr.mt.gov/weeds and can be submitted to Jasmine Reimer, State Weed Coordinator, at jreimer@mt.gov.

“Staying ahead of the game by identifying and adding new plants to the noxious weed list is vital to protecting Montana’s agricultural lands,” said Director Ben Thomas. “The department welcomes input from folks across the state when reviewing the list each year.”