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Provides grants and funding information for invasive species management.


Farm Bill - Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program and the National Clean Plant Network
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with implementing Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill (Jul 2015; 5.6 MB) 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.

Section 10007 authorizes permanent funding for the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDP) and the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN), with $62.5 million in Commodity Credit Corporation funding allocated by Congress each year from FY 2014-FY2017 and $75 million per year in FY 2018 and beyond. At least $5 million must go to NCPN each year.

Council or Task Force

Hawaii Invasive Species Council Funded Projects
Hawaii Invasive Species Council.
The Hawaii Invasive Species Council disburses funds annually for innovative projects addressing invasive species prevention, control, outreach, and research.

Invasive Plant Research Grants
Ohio Invasive Plants Council.


EPA - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Environmental Protection Agency.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world — the Great Lakes. During the first five years of the GLRI, over 2,500 projects were implemented to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species, and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes.
Note: GLRI grants offered closed Jan 29, 2010. The GLRI Action Plan (PDF | 1.27 MB) covers fiscal years 2010-2014. During fiscal years 2015-2019, federal agencies will continue to use Great Lakes Restoration Initiative resources to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and to accelerate progress toward long term goals for this important ecosystem.

Mid-Atlantic Resources - Funding Opportunities
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.

Northeastern IPM Center - Grant Programs
Northeastern IPM Center.
The Northeastern IPM center administers regional grants programs, publicizes other funding opportunities for integrated pest management, and gathers priorities that ensure funded projects will address the needs of Northeasterners.
See also: Invasive Species Grants

North Central IPM Center - Grant Programs
North Central IPM Center.
The North Central IPM center administers regional grants programs, publicizes other funding opportunities for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and gathers priorities that ensure funded projects will address the needs of the North Central Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin).

RiversEdge West - Funding Program
RiversEdge West.

The mission of RiversEdge West (formerly the Tamarisk Coalition) is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance. RiversEdge West understands that one of the most challenging aspects of conducting restoration work is that of acquiring and maintaining adequate funding to support on-the-ground restoration efforts. RiversEdge West has invested significant time in developing a variety of tools for helping land managers to secure funding to support this work.

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

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 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.
See also: Grants.gov RSS feeds (view new or modified opportunities by agency or by category).

DoD - Legacy Resource Management Program
Department of Defense.
In 1990, Congress passed legislation establishing the Legacy Resource Management Program to provide financial assistance to the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to preserve our natural and cultural heritage. The program assists DoD in protecting and enhancing resources while supporting military readiness. A Legacy project may involve regional ecosystem management initiatives, habitat preservation efforts, archaeological investigations, invasive species control, Native American consultations, and/or monitoring and predicting migratory patterns of birds and animals.

DoD's Environmental Research Programs - Funding Opportunities
DOD. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.
The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is DoD's environmental science and technology program, executed in partnership with DOE and EPA. The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is DoD’s environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program's goal is to identify and demonstrate cost-effective technologies that address DoD’s highest priority environmental requirements. SERDP and ESTCP fund research and demonstration projects that respond to DoD’s high-priority environmental requirements. SERDP and ESTCP harness the latest science and technology to develop and demonstrate innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions to meet DoD’s environmental challenges.

EPA - 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.

ERS - Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM)
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Note: Webarchive - Under PREISM, ERS conducted intramural research and funds extramural research to support the economic basis of decisionmaking concerning invasive species issues, policies, and programs. ERS funded extramural research through the PREISM competitive award programs 2003-2008.

FWS - Financial Assistance
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreement awards to commercial organizations, foreign entities, Indian tribal governments, individuals, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.
See also: Invasive Species - Partnerships and Grants

FWS - Multistate Conservation Grant Program
DOI. FWS. Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program.
The Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP) funds projects that address regional or national level priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies.

GSA - 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.

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

NIFA - Grants
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The lifecycle of grants and cooperative agreements consists of four phases: pre-award, award, post-award, and close-out. See also: Request for Application Schedule (RFA) and Request for Application (RFA) List.

NOAA - Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants
DOC. NOAA. Fisheries.
The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and promote healthy ecosystems and resilient communities.

NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program - Sea Grant Funding Opportunities
DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant College Program.
The National Sea Grant College Program sponsors a variety of marine research, outreach and education projects, primarily through the 33 state Sea Grant programs. Each program announces the availability of funding on an annual or biannual basis.

NRCS - Financial Assistance
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
NRCS offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner.  Through these programs the agency approves contracts to provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land.

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State Government

California - Pest Management Grants
California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) Pest Management Research Grants Program was established to prevent unanticipated impacts of pesticide use on public health and the environment by funding development of integrated pest management (IPM) systems. DPR's Pest Management Alliance Grant Program, established in 1997, provides funding for projects that increase implementation and adoption of proven, effective IPM practices that reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment.

Colorado - Noxious Weed Grants and Financial Assistance
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division.
In 1997, the Colorado Legislature established the Colorado Noxious Weed Management Fund to provide additional financial resources to communities, weed control districts, or other entities engaged in cooperative efforts to manage noxious weeds. Organized private interests, conservation districts, municipalities and counties have been eligible to apply for assistance provided that awarded funds be used to enhance weed management efforts within the State of Colorado.

Delaware Private Lands Assistance Program
Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife.
The Delaware Private Lands Assistance Program assists private landowners in improving and protecting their lands for wildlife. The division has biologists dedicated to informing landowners about available programs, providing technical assistance in developing habitat projects and securing financial assistance as incentives for participation. See also: Delaware Phragmites Control Cost-Share Program offered by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife to improve wildlife habitat in wetlands that have been degraded by the invasive phragmites.

Florida Invasive Plant Management Research Program
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Invasive Plant Management Section funds scientific research projects at Florida's universities to improve the state's invasive plant management programs by finding more cost-efficient control techniques and also insuring these control methods are effective, safe, and environmentally compatible.

Idaho State Department of Agriculture's - Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
The primary purpose of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture's (ISDA's) noxious weed cost share grant program is to accelerate the attack on invasive weeds by supplementing local funds and resources, not replacing them. Cost sharing is also intended to provide additional incentives for local landowners, officials, and citizens to work collaboratively to develop a more comprehensive and effective noxious weed management program. Through strengthening on-the-ground management the major economic and environmental impacts can be more effectively mitigated, improving the quality of life for all Idahoans.

Maine - Invasive Aquatic Plants Cost Share Grants
Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
The cost share grants are available for local projects to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants. Grants are available for courtesy boat inspection programs for invasive aquatic species prevention. Grants are also available to lake organizations conducting aquatic control projects.

Massachusetts - Grant Programs Offered by Division of Conservation Services
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.

Michigan Invasive Species - Grants Program
State of Michigan.
The Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development have partnered to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication, and control for both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species in Michigan.

Minnesota - Aquatic Invasive Species Grants
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Minnesota - Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Montana - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
Montana Department of Agriculture.
The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) grant program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the development and implementation of weed management programs.

Aquatic Weed Control Program
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
The purpose of the program is to assist North Carolina citizens and local governments burdened with aquatic weed infestations. The program is well equipped and is able to provide management and eradication operations, infestation surveys, and site assessments. Staff is available to provide recommendations and offer free consultation. Financial assistance and operational support in the form of cost-share arrangements are available to Counties, Municipalities, Soil & Water Districts, Drainage Districts, Public Utilities, and other government agencies. Private landowners are eligible for technical assistance but not operational or financial support.

Nebraska - Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Species Assistance Fund
Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weed Program.
Grant Program Objectives: 1) Provide funds to weed management programs in Nebraska; 2) Promote collaborative efforts to survey and manage noxious and invasive weeds; 3) Support innovative integrated approaches to weed management; 4) Build public awareness of the adverse impacts of noxious weeds and invasive plants and the need for proactive control.

New Hampshire - Control Grants for Exotic Aquatic Plants
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
Grants are awarded to local lake associations and municipalities for the control and treatment of exotic aquatic weeds, like milfoil.

New York - Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Spread Prevention Program will support projects that foster public education and outreach in water bodies with multiple small-bodied AIS that can easily be spread to uninvaded areas. Other projects eligible for this grant include the installation of decontamination stations and boat steward training programs in high priority areas. In addition, the grant is intended to foster collaboration and coordination among state agencies, municipalities, not-for-profits and educational institutions to minimize the harm invasive species cause to New York's environment, economy, and human health.

North Dakota - Noxious Weeds
North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture coordinates the efforts of county and city weed boards and state and federal land managers to implement integrated weed management programs. See "Program for Noxious Weed Control" section for available grants and programs.

Oregon State Weed Board Grant Program
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Plant Division. Noxious Weed Control Program.
This Oregon Lottery funded grant program allows the Oregon State Weed Board (OSWB) to fund and administer noxious weed control projects in partnership with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).

Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Species - Grants and Funding Opportunities
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. Watershed Management Division.
The Grant-in-aid Program provides financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance species management programs.
Seel also: Vermont Watershed Grants for grants to protect and restore watersheds (Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)

Washington Aquatic Invasive Plants Management Grants Program
Washington State Department of Ecology.
In 1991, the legislature established the Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account to provide financial and technical support to tackle the problem on a statewide level. This Account provides funding for technical assistance, public education and grants to help control aquatic weeds.

Wisconsin Lake and Aquatics Invasive Grants
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Grants for educational programs and distributing information about aquatic invasive species, as well as for projects for aquatic invasive species control.

Wisconsin Surface Water Grants
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Provides surface water grant programs, including: Lake Management Planning, Lake Protection & Classification, River Protection, River Planning and Aquatic Invasive Species Control.

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California Research and Extension Grants Program
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Center for Invasive Species Management - Research Grant Awards
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.
Note: From 2001 to 2007, CISM offered a unique small-grants program to provide research funding for the collection and analysis of ecological data to better understand the prevention, introduction, spread, management, and ecology of invasive plants. Includes general funding resources and grant writing tips, as well as opportunities grouped by Federal Grant Programs, State Grant Programs, and Wildlife and Conservation Foundations, and Associations.

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Arizona Native Plant Society - Grants
Arizona Native Plant Society.

Boat U.S. Foundation - Grassroots Grants
Boat U.S. Foundation.
Over the past 25 years the Foundation has awarded over a million dollars to local community organizations, yacht clubs, flotillas and squadrons. The Foundation is looking for creative and innovative projects that promote safe and clean boating on your local waterway. Previous grants have included grants related to aquatic invasive species.

Chesapeake Bay Trust - Grants
Chesapeake Bay Trust.
The Trust's grant-making strategies are shaped by three core objectives; environmental education, demonstration-based restoration, and community engagement.

Colorado Native Plant Society - Research Grants Committee
Colorado Native Plant Society.
Provides information for two small grants established to support field and laboratory research on the biology and natural history of Colorado native plants.

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.
See also: Agriculture, Forestry and Fish & Game Federal Grants

Florida Lake Management Society - Love Your Lake 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 provides small grants North American campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.

Great Lakes Protection Fund - Get Funding
Great Lakes Protection Fund.
The Governors of the Great Lakes states created the Great Lakes Protection Fund in 1989 to help them protect and restore their shared Great Lakes resources. Since inception, the Great Lakes Protection Fund has awarded more than $74 million to support 263 projects with the goal of improving the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Iowa Native Plant Society Grant Information
Iowa Native Plant Society.

Florida - Grants and Awards
Florida Native Plant Society.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Grants
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

Plant Management Network Grant Outreach Service
Plant Management Network (PMN).
The PMN 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.

For Researchers - Applying for Funding
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Funding is available to conduct research that will provide the information needed to further the integrated management of sea lampreys, including the development of novel, effective strategies for their control.

Weed Science Society of America - Federal Funding and Grants
Weed Science Society of America.

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