Grant funding available for conservation groups that address noxious and invasive weed management

Deadline to apply is Nov. 20


Rebecca Allured
public information officer
(SPARKS, Nev.) - October 20, 2020

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced funding available from the United States Forest Service (USFS) for projects that control noxious weed species on or near forested land. Applicants must be an active Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA), Conservation District (CD) or County Weed District (CWD) in Nevada.

“We have received just over $37,000 from the USFS to award to two projects in Nevada that will provide location-appropriate weed control or recovery efforts,” Meghan Brown, deputy administrator for the NDA’s Plant Industry division, said. “This funding cycle, projects that prioritize early detection rapid response species will be eligible for bonus points during the selection process.”

The grant comes from the USFS State and Private Forestry Cooperative Weed Management Cost Share Program and requires a dollar-for-dollar match. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, and proposal requirements are available online.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.