Invasive Weeds Mitigation Grant
January 8, 2013
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is now accepting Invasive Species Mitigation Weed Control
Grant Applications for the 2013-2014 season. The goal of this program is to allocate funds to projects which have management strategies with a high degree of potential success in the State of Utah.
Eligible Organizations: Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA's), County Weed Boards, Federal, State, Tribal, Private Landowner, Conservation Districts, and/or other Political Subdivisions.
Limit of Requests: Projects will be funded for the current year only, with the possibility of renewing funding for a multi-year project based on available funds. Grants will be funded for a maximum amount of $150,000 per request.
Application deadline is: Friday March 1, 2013 by 5:00 pm.
Funding for projects will begin July 1, 2013 and terminate June 30, 2014.
• Early detection & rapid response
• Treating critical acres that protect larger land use areas
• Monitoring and preventing the spread of small populations and new introductions
• Monitoring established infestations
• Education & Awareness
Specific Ranking Criteria:
• Monitoring and mapping
• Multiple partner involvement
• Additional funding sources and matching funds
• Early Detection Rapid Response focus species
• Relationship to other management plans
• Biological control
Recommended Grant Proposal Attachments:
• Applicant submits a current Weed Management Area Agreement and Strategic Plan
• Applicant submits a current map of the Weed Management Area (Limit size to 11"x 17"paper)
• County or Counties involved have an active Weed Board
• Federal Agencies or Federal Landowners must match grant dollars at least 1:1 (match must be monetary and not in-kind)
• Project must be completed and a final report submitted by June 30, 2014.
Prohibited Activities: The Noxious Weed Grants are intended to control or manage noxious weeds with "on the ground work". Invasive Species Mitigation(ISM) Grants will not be awarded for research. A minimal amount of Noxious Weed Grant funding (less than $5,000) can be used for the purchase of incidental equipment needed to complete a project. The purchase of large pieces of equipment, such as four-wheelers and large spray tanks, are not allowed.
Timeline and Useful Information:
• 70% of available funds reserved for large watershed level projects ($150,000 funding cap per project)
• 20% of available funds to be used on small scale county level projects ($20,000 funding cap per project)
• 5% UDAF grant oversight costs
• 5% Grant recipient administration costs.
FY2013-2014 Grant Application Forms are available in the "Grants" tab at http://ag.utah.gov. When completed, approved, and signed by your organization head, please email to Rich Riding: email@example.com
All grant awards are subject to availability of funds.
Robert L. Hougaard, Director Division of Plant Industry
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
FY2013 Grant Application Forms and complete information packet are available HERE.pdf
Grant application in Word format.
Cooperators list in Excel format.
Seed worksheet in Excel format.
Grant application news release.
Ranking criteria Word format
Posted: January, 2013