Missoula County Weed District & Extension

Funding & Grants

Double Arrow SeeleyMissoula 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. This year Missoula County Weed District will be implementing a two phase application process. Landowners will be asked to submit a pre-application and if approved will be asked to submit a plan of work and budget.

Pre-applications will be accepted until December 1, 2017. Pre-applications MUST include pictures of the proposed treatment area that include the state listed noxious weeds to be treated. The Missoula County Weed District Grant Committee will review your pre-application based on the established goals and objectives  of the program. If your pre-application is approved, you will be invited to work with staff to develop a management plan and budget. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  A total of $15,000 will be awarded for 2018, Missoula Conservation District is providing $5000 of this funding. This is a cost-share program where you will be reimbursed up to 50% of your approved grant after the project is completed. Maximum grant awards are up to $1000/individual.  

 How do I get started?

1. Download a grant pre-application here.
2. Review the grant guidelines.
3. Take pictures of your proposed treatment area.
4. Submit pre-proposal by December 1st!

Click the links below for the application and guidelines
2018 Landowner Grant Application
Missoula County Landowner Grant Guidelines

Important Dates to Remember: 
December 1st, 2017 - Pre-applications for Missoula County Landowner Grant are DUE!
February 1st, 2018 - Final Missoula County Landowner Grant Applications are DUE!
April 2018 - Missoula County Landowner Grants are AWARDED
December 31st, 2018 - 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 managment 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 managment related expenses.  

Landowner Groups will need to submit a pre-application by December 1st, 2017. 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.

Funding Limitations: 

  • 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, 2018
  • 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

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How to get started:

  1. Recruit your neighbors to participate in this grant program
  2. Download a grant pre-application 
  3. Review the grant guidelines
  4. Take pictures of your proposed treatment areas
  5. Each individual landowner fills out a pre-application and the group submits by December 1st, 2017

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 managment 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.

For more information, go to the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund website or contact Lindsey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (406)258-4219 if you are interested in creating a Cooperative Landowner Group


Other Funding Sources

Missoula Conservation District
NRCS-Conservation Programs
MT DNRC-Watershed Planning Grant