Invasive species harm our lands, waters and native species.

Funding Resources

State Grant Programs

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program

In coordination with MISC, DNRC offers state-funded grants for the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The goal of the grants is to protect the natural resources of Montana from severe and unacceptable damage from aquatic invasive species.

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Forest Health Grants

The USDA Forest Service awards the Montana DNRC funds for Western Bark Beetle Prevention, Suppression, and Restoration (PSR) projects. These federal funds are then administered through the DNRC Forest Pest Management Program. t

Montana Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) Grant Program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the noxious weed research projects, state and community education/development projects, and local cooperative—landowner cost share.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program

The Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Act was passed into law by the 2017 Legislature. The purpose of the act is to make federal funding available to restore priority wildlife habitats by managing noxious weeds.

Other Grant Programs

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative Grants

NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants, and their habitats.

Western IPM Center Integrated Pest Management Grants

The Western IPM Center is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to promote integrated pest management. The center offers grants for IPM research and outreach.

Quagga/Zebra Action Plan (QZAP) Funding

The Western Regional Panel of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force developed the Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters (QZAP). QZAP's goal is to summarize strategies to address the invasion of these mussels into the West and prioritize needed actions to prevent further spread, respond to new infestations and manage existing infestations. This request for proposals provides approximately $600,000 to support implementation of three highest priority actions in QZAP. Funding cycles vary annually.