Grants and Financial Assistance
2012 Weed Fund RFP instructions and guidelines
Deadline for receipt of applications is March 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Please email all forms to Steve Ryder
2012 State and Private Forestry RFP instructions and guidelines
Deadline for receipt of applications is March 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Please email all forms to Patty York
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 as well as public agencies and local governments were eligible to apply for assistance provided that awarded funds were used to enhance weed management efforts within the State of Colorado. Over the five years that funding was available, the Colorado Department of Agriculture disbursed $1,255,000 for noxious weed management, education, and mapping. 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 were made on a competitive basis and recommended by a committee of seven individuals representing the perspectives and experiences of professionals and elected officials in weed science, state weed management, Colorado government, public natural resource management, agriculture, local weed management, and the environment.
There are several dedicated funds that annually solicit funding proposals related to weed management. Please check the pertinent websites for additional information.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Pulling Together Initiative
The Colorado State Soil Conservation Board
Natural Resources Conservation Services - Environmental Quality Incentives Program Funding
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) Habitat Partnership Program (HPP) offers grants for large scale habitat improvement.