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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

  • 2019 Funding Opportunities are Closed

  • Job Opportunity:  Noxious Weed Grant Coordinator Position
    • Application deadline (open until filled)
    • Click here for more info and to apply: MDA Recruitment

Important Dates

Click here to view/download Important Dates in PDF format

  • March 4-8, 2019 - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings, Helena
  • April, 2019 - Distribution of FY19 Grant awards
  • April 15, 2019 - Status Reports due for Research and Education Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
  • November 1, 2019 - Applications due for FY20 Emergency Funding
    Applications due for FY20 $7,500 Special County/Reservation Grant
  • November 30, 2019 - Status Reports due for open Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
    Final Status Reports due for FY19 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grants
  • January 6, 2020 - Applications due for FY20 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

Currently Vacant
NWTF Grant Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-7882


Jasmine Reimer
State Weed Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-3140


Carol Bearden
Weed Program Specialist

Phone: (406) 444-7880


Noxious Weed News

Now Hiring Commodity Services Bureau Chief

Position Based in Helena

Now Hiring Commodity Services Bureau Chief

The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently hiring a Commodity Services Bureau Chief based in Helena. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Visit the Employment page for more info and other job openings with the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Andy Gray named Montana Hemp Program Coordinator

In 2018, Montana grew the most acres of hemp in the United States

Andy Gray named Montana Hemp Program Coordinator

Helena, Mont. –Director Ben Thomas announced today that Andy Gray, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Montana Department of Agriculture, has been named as the new Montana Hemp Program Coordinator. Gray has been deeply involved in crafting Montana’s hemp plan since the beginning and he will begin his new position immediately.

Administrative Rules of MT: Financial Responsibility amendments to ARM 4.10.101 through 4.10.103, 4.10.108, 4.10.401, 4.10.403, and 4.10.404


Click to view the MT Administrative Register, Issue No. 9, page 537.

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