2021 Noxious Weed Grant Program

Portal ID:
3480
Status:
Closed (49 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) 2021 Noxious Weed Grant Program (NWGP) will award grants to eligible applicants within the State of California for the implementation of an integrated weed management plan.

Description:

CDFA will fund one grant proposal per county and a maximum award amount of up to $32,000 per county.   An award maximum amount has been included to ensure encumbrance of funds in a variety of geographic locations that will result in quantifiable accomplishments.

The maximum project term is seventeen (17) months and grant funds cannot be expended before January 15, 2021, or after June 30, 2022.  CDFA may offer an award different than the amount requested.

To be eligible, applicants must be a County Agricultural Commissioner. The project site must be located within the state of California. Applications must reflect work pertaining to implementation of controlling and/or mapping of noxious and invasive weed populations as defined in Food and Agricultural Code section 7270.5(b). In addition to plants on the Section 4500 Noxious Weed List allowable targeted species would include CDFA A and Q-rated as well as regionally important B-rated weeds.  Applicants are encouraged to identify collaboration among organizations through a Weed Management Area or similar partnership.  Cost-share is strongly encouraged.  See Matching Funds or more details.

Program goals include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Increase the profitability and value of cropland and rangeland.

(2) Decrease the costs of roadside, park, and waterway maintenance.

(3) Reduce the fire hazard and fire control costs in the state.

(4) Protect the biodiversity of native ecosystems.

(5) Maintain the recreational and aesthetic value of open space, recreational, and public areas.

(6) Increase water supply and flow.

Application must:

Describe weed species and areas to be controlled/mapped and why they were selected Describe how control/mapping will be performed (technique, timing, etc.)

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

To be eligible, applicants must be a County Agricultural Commissioner.  Applications must reflect work pertaining to implementation of controlling and/or mapping of noxious and invasive weed populations as defined in Food and Agricultural Code section 7270.5(b). In addition to plants on the Section 4500 Noxious Weed List allowable targeted species would include CDFA A and Q-rated as well as regionally important B-rated weeds.

Eligible Geographies:

The project site must be located within the state of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Grant recipients utilizing cost share funds must report funds contributed to the project. Cost Share funds are a portion of project costs not borne by the Noxious Weed Grant Program. Cost share contributions are In-Kind allowable costs incurred that are directly related to the implementation of the grant (i.e., supplies and materials, equipment, and contractor/consultant fees, oversight, administration and other associated project costs).

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
10/16/2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/15/2021-6/30/2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,856,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$32,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
David Kratville, 1-916-201-2588, david.kratville@cdfa.ca.gov