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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

Important Dates

Click here to view/download Important Dates in PDF format
  • 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)
  • March, 2021 (TBD) - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings, Helena (venue TBD)
  • April, 2021 - Distribution of FY21 Grant awards
  • April 15, 2021 - Status Reports due for Research and Education Noxious Weed Trust Fund 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

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council

July 1, 2020 via GoToMeeting

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet virtually via GoToMeeting on July 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. To receive information to join the meeting, please reach Carol Bearden, Noxious Weed Program Specialist, at (406) 444-7880 or cbearden@mt.gov.


Click to learn more about the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

Documents to download

ARM Public Hearing Notice: Commodity Dealer Licensing and Restricted Weed Seeds (4-20-267 and 4-20-266)

Conference Call - Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:30am

The Montana Department of Agriculture proposed admininstrative rulemaking for these two rules in Issue 6 of the Montana Administrative Register (MAR). Both proposal notices and their public hearing information can be viewed at the Secretary of State’s website at: https://sosmt.gov/arm/register/. A Public Hearing will be held via teleconference on April 17, 2020 at 10:30am. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the public hearings.

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