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.
Applications are now available for the 2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund funding opportunities at www.fundingmt.org. Applicants must contact and work with an organization, such as a weed district, conservation district, extension office, tribe, or non-profit to be the funding recipient for grant dollars. Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants are a reimbursement type of grant. The Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program provides 50:50 cost-share for herbicides, commercial applicator, and re-seeding mixtures. 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 eligible projects.
Applications for the 2019 NWTF are due by January 6, 2019. Additional information can be found in the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Guidelines and on the Montana Department of Agriculture website http://agr.mt.gov/Noxious-Weed-Trust-Fund-Grants or by contacting Jasmine Reimer (444-7882, firstname.lastname@example.org), or Carol Bearden (444-7880, email@example.com).
Jasmine Reimer, NWTF Grant Coordinator
Montana Department of Agriculture