Funding & Grants
Missoula 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.
Application Packets for the 2020 grant cycle AVAILABLE NOW.
How do I get started?
Click the links below for the application and guidelines
Missoula County Landowner Grant Guidelines
2020 Landowner Grant Application
Important Dates to Remember:
December 2nd - Final Missoula County Landowner Grant Applications are DUE!
April - Missoula County Landowner Grants are AWARDED
December 31st - Missoula County Landowner Grant must be COMPLETED
Missoula County Cooperative Weed Management Area Grant
This grant opportunity was developed for neighbors interested in working collaboratively towards vegetation management goals in their area.
How does the Cooperative Weed Management Area Grant work?
A cooperative landowner group project consists of 3 or more adjacent landowners that agree to work together towards healthy plant communities. Participants will be encouraged to utilize an integrated approach in their vegetation management activities. This grant is a 50/50 matching grant where cooperators are eligible to be reimbursed up to 50% of their pre-approved noxious weed management related expenses.
Landowner Groups will need to submit an application by December 31st. Application requirements include: only state and county listed noxious weeds will qualify, a minimum of 3 adjacent landowners with a minimum of 100 acres collectively, only one project per person or group per year, grants must be matched with cash or landowner's labor, integrated weed management practices are encouraged, projects must be within Missoula County.
- Up to $15,000 available to match Weed Management Area work
- Individuals within the group are limited to receiving a maximum of $3000 reimbursement on their projects
- Projects must be completed and reimbursement materials submitted by December 31st
- Only on-the-ground practices are eligible for funding (research or study projects excluded)
- No capital items will be reimbursed (i.e. sprayers, fencing, etc)
- No extensions will be made if funds are not expended
How to get started:
- Recruit your neighbors to participate in this grant program
- Download a grant application HERE
- Review the grant guidelines HERE
- Take pictures of your proposed treatment areas DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
- Each individual landowner fills out an application and the group submits by December 31st
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 management 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.
Other Funding Sources