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 73474-AGR Noxious Weed Trust Fund 2019 Local Cooperative- New
 
  AGR Noxious Weed Trust Fund
  Application Deadline: 01/06/2019 11:59 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $75,000.00
Project Start Date: 04/01/2019
Project End Date: 10/31/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Jasmine Reimer
Phone: 406-444-7882 x
Email: jreimer@mt.gov
 
This Opportunity is recurring  Yes 
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Agriculture 
 
 
Description
 
 

Applications for the 2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Local Cooperative funding opportunity are due by January 6, 2019.

The 2019 New - Local Cooperative funding opportunity is for first year Local Cooperative projects that have a minimum of three cooperating, adjacent landowners.  Applicants must contact and work with an organization, such as a weed district, conservation district, extension office, or tribe to be the funding recipient for grant dollars.  Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants are a reimbursement type of grant. 

All grant applications should complement and enhance the Montana Weed Management Plan.  Additional information can be found in the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Guidelines and on the Montana Department of Agriculture website.

The Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program provides 50:50 cost-share for herbicides, commercial applicator, and re-seeding mixtures.  Projects will be funded only if matching funds are available from the participating cooperators.  The maximum grant amount is limited to $75,000 per application. Administrative costs up to 3% of grant total, maximum of $1,000, are allowed for project coordinators that have not recieved a Special County/Reservation grant.

NEW LOCAL COOPERATIVE PROJECTS REQUIRE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)  The EA portion of the grant application directs the grant participants in making the appropriate choice of herbicides to use depending on the noxious weed species along with environmental characteristics, such as groundwater depth, surface water resources, soil type, non-target plant damage, along with threatend, endangered, and sensitive species.  It is important to start gathering EA information early to allow enough time to complete the environmental assessment forms that ask for a description and a mitigation statement.  For more information on the EA process scroll down to the Attachments section on this page and open or download the Environmental Assessment resource information file by clicking on the file name.

Participating landowners should have a committed dollar amount for the acres to be treated in the coming year, prior to grant submission.  This summarized information is used on the Herbicide Worksheet form.  Prior to submitting an application, poject participants should have completed:

  • weed mapping of target noxioius weed infestations (GPS or hand drawn),
  • one year of cooperative work within the weed management area, and
  • identified a project coordinator.

The Trust Fund cannot fund:

  • capital improvement projects or annual herbicide for cropland or CRP practices,
  • equipment needs for the project participants,
  • biological control agents for landowners due to the Trust Fund supporting school insectaries, and
  • expenses to attend the grant hearings in Helena, MT.
 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
Web Soil Survey EA Instructions 2018 NWTF EA Info (Soils).pdf 1.7 MB
Environmental Assessment Instructions: All Forms EA Resource Info FY19.pdf 564 KB
Herbicide, Revegetation, and Budget Form Instructions Herbicide-Reveg-Budget Worksheet InstructionsFY18.pdf 717 KB
Grant Instructions - Local Cooperatives Local Cooperative Instructions FY19.pdf 402 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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Description
http://agr.mt.gov/Noxious-Weed-Trust-Fund-Grants Montana Department of Agriculture: Noxious Weed Trust Fund
http://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/GrantsandLoans/NWTF/MT Noxious Weed Management Plan- Update 2017.pdf?ver=2017-07-05-162022-507 Montana State Noxious Weed Management Plan
http://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/GrantsandLoans/NWTF/NWTF Grant Instructions/2019 Grant Guidelines.pdf?ver=2018-06-27-084642-380 2019 Grant Guidelines
 
 
 
 
   
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