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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.



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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

MT Dept. of Agriculture Recruits for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Interested persons can submit a letter of interest and apply to MDA

MT Dept. of Agriculture Recruits for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently recruiting for open positions on its Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council. The following council terms are currently vacant:

  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Eastern Region)
  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Any Region)
  • Outfitter’s or Guide’s Organization
  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Central Region)
  • Western County Weed District Representative
  • Eastern County Weed District Representative
  • Forage Product Processor

Click here to visit the NWSFF Advisory Council website and apply.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program Accepting Applications

Applications are due Thursday October 19, 2020

Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Montana Invasive Species Council is now accepting grant applications to fund aquatic invasive species projects. Up to $50,000 is available per project to Montana communities or local, state, tribal, or other entities within the state and to Montana-based non-governmental entities. AIS grants are intended to increase local capacity and involvement to address AIS issues.

Locally-led proposals that address the state-wide priorities will receive ranking preference, however all eligible grant requests will be evaluated and considered. Applications are due Thursday October 19, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. For more information or to apply, click here

MDA Asks Public to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

Call (406) 444-3950 to report unsolicited seed packages

MDA Asks Public to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds


 Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received multiple reports from Montana residents that have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have been shipped from China. Individuals are urged to contact the department if they receive a package matching this description. Please contact the Seed Program at (406) 444-3950 or bballensky@mt.gov.  
 

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