The 2023 Invasive Plant Grant Application Period Opens June 16.
Non-native, invasive plants are a major threat across the state of Arizona. They recognize no borders and occur across all land ownerships. Non-native invasive plants change the natural fire regime, alter watersheds, degrade wildlife habitat, out-compete native vegetation and crops, and destroy the natural beauty of the Arizona landscape.
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, with funding provided by the State of Arizona and US Forest Service, is soliciting project proposals from $10,000-200,000 to treat invasive plant infestations that threaten Arizona's lands and waters.
DFFM's Invasive Plant Grant program focuses on prevention, control, and eradication of invasive plants and aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Target and treat invasive plants that are capable of transforming native plant communities in forests, woodlands, or rangelands
- Assist in preventing fire and flooding, conserving water, and restoring habitat to wildlife
- Increase local capacity to manage and prevent encroachment of invasive plants
- Use an integrated weed management approach when treating areas infested with invasive plants through the utilization of available tools, including manual, cultural, mechanical, chemical, and biological control methods. Reseeding and planting native vegetation are also components of an invasive plant project
Eligibility and How to Apply
Those eligible to apply for the Invasive Plant Grants include, units of local government (counties, municipalities, towns, etc.), state agencies, non-profit organizations, tribal entities, and public education institutions.
Individuals working in partnership with their neighborhood association may apply if they work through, or in conjunction with, one of the above groups. Individuals and for-profit companies do not qualify for direct funding. Organizations that have previously received any grant from DFFM must be current on their quarterly reporting requirements per their signed grant agreement(s) prior to receiving a new award.
Applications are due by Friday, July 28, 2023, at COB.
To submit an application - click here.
All applications must be received by Friday, July 28, 2023. Proposals received after that date will not be accepted. All documents must be submitted electronically and should be uploaded through the online application form. Any documents that are not submitted through the online application form will not be accepted.
Any project reimbursable costs or match accrued prior to a signed agreement with the State Forester will not be eligible for reimbursement.
The Invasive Plant Grant Program does not discriminate against any person or organization because of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, or national origin.