Missoula County Weed District & Extension

Funding & Grants

Double Arrow SeeleyMissoula County Landowner Grants

The Missoula County Landowner Grants are small money grants for individual landowners or small groups within Missoula County.

How does the Missoula County Landowner Grant Work?

This program was developed for the purpose of assisting Missoula County landowners in their implementation of long term integrated noxious weed management plans. This year Missoula County Weed District will be implementing a two phase application process. Landowners will be asked to submit a pre-application and if approved will be asked to submit a plan of work and budget.

Pre-applications will be accepted until December 1, 2016. Pre-applications MUST include pictures of the proposed treatment area that include the state listed noxious weeds to be treated. The Missoula County Weed District Grant Committee will review your pre-application based on the established goals and objectives  of the program. If your pre-application is approved, you will be invited to work with staff to develop a management plan and budget. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  A total of $20,000 will be awarded for 2017. This is a cost-share program where you will be reimbursed up to 50% of your approved grant after the project is completed. Maximum grant awards are $500/individual.  Group funding will vary by number of participants and cost of project.

 How do I get started?

1. Download a grant application here.
2. Review the grant guidelines.
3. Take pictures of your proposed treatment area.
4. Submit pre-proposal by December 1st!

Click the links below for the application and guidelines
2017 Landowner Grant Application
Missoula County Landowner Grant Guidelines

Important Dates to Remember: 
December 1st, 2016 - Pre-applications for Missoula County Landowner Grant are DUE!
February 1st, 2017 - Final Missoula County Landowner Grant Applications are DUE!
April 1st, 2017 - Missoula County Landowner Grants are AWARDED
December 31st, 2017 - Missoula County Landowner Grant must be COMPLETED

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund
This program is great for Cooperative Landowner Groups with clear vegetation management goals and motivation to accomplish work across a large landscape. A Cooperative Landowner Group must consist of at least three adjacent landowners and implement an integrated weed managment strategy.

Missoula County Weed District will assist your Cooperative Landowner Group in organizing and preparing the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant application and oversee reimbursements after the grant is successfully funded.

For more information, go to the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund website or contact Lindsey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (406)258-4219 if you are interested in creating a Cooperative Landowner Group


Other Funding Sources

Missoula Conservation District
NRCS-Conservation Programs
MT DNRC-Watershed Planning Grant