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. Over the five years that the Fund was supported by the General Assembly, the Colorado Department of Agriculture disbursed $1,255,000 for noxious weed management, education, and mapping. Since 2008, the Fund has been supported by CDA’s Agriculture Management Fund, which has contributed just under $1 million to date to support local noxious weed management projects. On average, every dollar of the State's investment was matched by more than five dollars of private, local, other state, and federal resources. Awards are made on a competitive basis and recommended by a committee of individuals representing the perspectives and experiences of professionals and academic researchers in weed science, state noxious weed managers, Colorado government officials, public natural resource managers; and representatives from agriculture, local weed programs, and environmental interests.
2014 Colorado Weed Management Grant Forms are now available. Application Deadline is February 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
There are several dedicated funds that annually solicit funding proposals related to weed management. Please check the pertinent websites for additional information.