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Grants and Funding

Provides resources for general grants and funding information for invasive species. A listing of requests for proposals is available on the Request for Proposals page. Information for grants that have been awarded is available on the Funds Awarded page.

2014 Farm Bill, Section 10007: Consolidation of Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with implementing Section 10007 of the 2008 Farm Bill to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment. Under the Farm Bill, APHIS provides funding to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, while working to safeguard the nursery production system. See Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (Farm Bill) and Farm Bill Section 10007 FY14 Spending Plan (Apr 2, 2014; PDF | 356 KB) for more information.

Federal Government

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant and Partnership Programs that Can Address Invasive Species Research, Technical Assistance, Prevention and Control

Grants.gov / View Grants.gov RSS feeds (scroll to view)
Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Site is searchable and contains summary information on all federal funding opportunities with links to the full announcements. Users can search announcements by topic, funding agency, and date, as well as subscribe to an email notification service based on these parameters.

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM) (webarchive)
USDA. Economic Research Service.

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Grassland Reserve Program
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. Through WHIP, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical and financial assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. One WHIP priority is reducing the impacts of invasive species on wildlife habitats. Applications are accepted by NRCS on a continuous basis throughout the year with cutoff dates to evaluate, rank, prioritize and select applicants.

Tamarisk Grant Opportunities (Mar 2004)
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant and Partnership Programs that could potentially address Tamarisk Research and Control - Part 1 (DOC | 37 KB) and Part 2 (DOC | 64 KB)

Restoration Partnerships and Community-based Restoration Program Funding
DOC. NOAA. Habitat Conservation.

State Program Funding Opportunities
DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant Office.

Legacy Resource Management Program
Department of Defense.

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
DOD. Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.
(ESTCP) The Department of Defense's (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is seeking to fund proposals for innovative environmental technology demonstrations. ESTCP supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority (DoD) environmental requirements. The goal of the Program is to promote the transfer of innovative environmental technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and (DoD) end-user acceptance. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at (DoD) facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings. Topic areas and detailed instructions are available on the ESTCP Web site.

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)
DOD. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.
The Department of Defense's (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development. Statements of Need (SONs) and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP Web site.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grants
Department of the Interior.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative's Interagency Funding Guide (Updated Jan 25, 2010)
Environmental Protection Agency.
The guide provides one-stop-shopping for applicants interested in applying for over $250 million in grants and project agreements available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. See pages 5-8 for invasive species related grants.
Note: Grants offered closed Jan 29, 2010. The action plan covers fiscal years 2010-2014.

PestWise: An EPA Partnership Program
Environmental Protection Agency.
Each year PestWise programs form dozens of new partnerships by awarding more than $3.1 million in grants to growers and researchers across the country.

Tribal Pesticides Program
Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Indian country. EPA also establishes cooperative agreements and provides funding to some tribes to offer pesticide education, training, technical assistance, compliance and enforcement, and to develop and implement pesticide programs under tribal law.

Funding Opportunities - Northeast Region (see other sections for Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, and applicant resources)
. NOAA. National Marine Fisheries Service. Habitat Conservation.

Partnerships and Grants - Invasive Species
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant Program
DOI. NPS. Plant Conservation Alliance.
Since 1995, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has partnered with the Plant Conservation Alliance to provide a grant program, called the Native Plant Conservation Initiative (NPCI), to benefit the conservation and restoration of native plants and their ecosystems throughout the United States.

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State Government

DPR Grant Information
California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Noxious Weed Grants and Financial Assistance
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division.

Delaware Landowner Incentive Program (DELIP)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Delaware Phragmites Control Cost-Share Program
Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Invasive Plant Management - Research Funds
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Invasive Aquatic Plants Cost Share Grants
Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Grants Programs Offered by Division of Conservation Services (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Division of Conservation Services.
Division of Conservation Services offers grant programs to municipalities for the acquisition of conservation and recreation land, as well as the development and renovation of parks. Grant application deadlines vary.

Grant Opportunities (includes Emerald Ash Borer grants)
Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Emerald Ash Borer Grants Forms and Publications
Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Great Lakes Protection
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Aquatic Invasive Species Grants
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund
Montana Department of Agriculture.

North Carolina Aquatic Weed Control Program (Cost-share grants are available for qualifying aquatic weed projects)
North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Species Assistance Fund
Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weed Program.

Control Grants for Exotic Aquatic Plants
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

Grant Applications
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Targeted Assistance Grant (Tag) Program
North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Oregon State Weed Board Grant Program
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Plant Division. Noxious Weed Control Program.

Grant Forms
Utah Weed Control Association.

Vermont Water Quality Grant Opportunities (includes Aquatic Nuisance Species)
Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Program.

Vermont Invasives.

Aquatic Weeds Financial Assistance Information for Washington State
Washington State Department of Ecology. Water Quality Program.

Surface Water Grants
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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IPM Research and Extension Projects - Grants
Pennsylvania State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Entomology.

University of California IPM Grants Programs
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Grants for IPM
Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program.

Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grants (2009; PDF | 159 KB)
University of Wisconsin. Extension Lakes Program.

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Arizona Native Plant Society - Grants
Arizona Native Plant Society.

Chesapeake Bay Trust - Grant Information
Chesapeake Bay Trust.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust has eight individual grant programs that are available, with each playing a different role in the effort to protect and restore the Bay.

Current Grant Opportunities; Community Technical Assistance
University of New Hampshire Marine Program. Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership.

Grassroots Grants
Boat U.S. Foundation.

Florida Lake Management Society - Love Your Lake Cost-share Program
Florida Lake Management Society.
Program funds lake, pond and shoreline projects demonstrating management techniques that help protect, preserve and restore Florida's aquatic resources.

Fund for Wild Nature
Fund for Wild Nature.
The Fund for Wild Nature (Fund) provides money for campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity. 

Funding and Grants Sources in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.

Global ReLeaf Grants
American Forests.

Great Lakes Protection Fund (includes several invasive related grants)
Great Lakes Protection Fund.

Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Grants Program
Gulf of Maine Council; DOC. NOAA. Fisheries: Restoration Center.

Great Ships Initiative - Applications for GSI Services
Great Ships Initiative.
The Great Ships Initiative (GSI) is a collaborative effort to end the problem of ship-mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System (GLSLSS) through independent research and demonstration of environmental technology, financial incentives and consistent basin-wide harbor monitoring.

Hawaii Invasive Species Council Funding
Hawaii Invasive Species Council.

Invasive Plant Control and Revegetation Funding
Tamarisk Coalition. Riparian Restoration Connection.

Iowa Native Plant Society Grant Information
Iowa Native Plant Society.

Federal and State Programs that Address Aquatic Invasive Species Control in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF | 23 KB)
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.

Florida Native Plant Conservation Grants
Florida Native Plant Society.

Funding Opportunities and Research Grants Programs
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.
Note: The Center for Invasive Species Management no longer offers CWMA grants. However, we hope that the CWMA Grants program will resume in future years.

Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP)
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.
The Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP) funds projects that address regional or national level priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Plant Management Network Offers Online Grant Outreach Platform (PDF | 218 KB)
Plant Management Network.
The Plant Management Network (PMN) now offers an online platform in support of the outreach/communication component required by many granting agencies. The service provides for the production and hosting of educational webcasts (narrated presentations) and other resources in a centralized, interdisciplinary, and institutionally-neutral publication venue. Presentations are publicly available and reach PMN's audience of growers, agribusiness professionals, private and public researchers, educators, policymakers, and the public at large.

Research Grants Committee
Colorado Native Plant Society.

Sea Lamprey Research Program
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Tamarisk Related Grant Opportunities / Grant Opportunities Available for Addressing Tamarisk Issues (Updated Dec 2009; PDF | 127 KB)
Tamarisk Coalition.
The Tamarisk Coalition has completed a review of over 1,000 environmental funding sources and has summarized 178 grants that might be appropriate for addressing tamarisk issues and riparian restoration. This list of grant opportunities can be used as a starting point for grant funding research; list is not exhaustive and is designed only to provide an overview of available grants.
Note: The Tamarisk Coalition is working to revise and update the information in the 2009 PDF file above and will announce when the new version is available to use. In the meantime, it is critical that you contact each funding source for the most current information before submitting an application

Grant Programs / Invasive Species Grants
Northeastern IPM Center.

Grant Programs
North Central IPM Center.

Utah Weed Control Association.

Funding and Grants
Weed Science Society of America.

Western IPM Center - Center Grants
Western Integrated Pest Management Center.

Challenge Grants
Wildlife Forever.

General Grant Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
General Services Administration.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a free government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

Federal Grants and Loans Catalog
Homeland Security Digital Library.
This publication published the American Publishing, Inc. (available for purchase) contains more than 5000 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships, grants and loans offered by the U.S. federal government and foundations across the U.S.

Federal Grants Wire
Federal Grants Wire.
Federal Grants Wire is a free resource for federal grants, government grants and loans. Federal grants and loans are organized by sponsoring agency, applicant type, subject area and a convenient directory as a starting point.

Government Grants and Loans
Information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more.

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