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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


Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting

  • March 2-6th, 2020
  • Business meeting March 2, 2020 1pm-3pm, continued March 6, 2020
  • Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT
  • Agenda
FY20 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings
  • Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT
  • March 2-6, 2020
  • Agenda
  • Presentations are due to Greta Dige by February 24th
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

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.”

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting & Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

March 2 - 6, 2020 in Helena, MT

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting & Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet from March 2 - 6, 2020 at the Great Northern Hotel (835 Great Northern Blvd.) in Helena, Montana.  The Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings will take place during this time.  

Click to learn more about the Noxious Weed Trust Fund.

Documents to download

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

February 19th in Helena, MT

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

The Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, February 19th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room 225 at the Montana Department of Agriculture (302 N. Roberts, Helena, MT).

Click to learn more about the NWSFF Advisory Council.