Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program

Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program

Funder Name or Agency: Montana Invasive Species Council
Funding Sources: State Agency
Elligible Entities: Individual / General Public, Tribal Governments, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization
Deadline: October 19, 2020
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The Montana Invasive Species Council is now accepting grant applications to fund aquatic invasive species projects. Up to $50,000 is available per project to Montana communities or local, state, tribal, or other entities within the state and to Montana-based non-governmental entities.

AIS grants are intended to increase local capacity and involvement to address AIS issues. Projects that address the following AIS management components are eligible and include:

  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Education and outreach
  • Research
  • Treatment

Current state-wide priorities that have been identified and vetted with former grantees and stakeholders for the upcoming AIS grant cycle include grants related to:

  • Monitoring / early detection projects to expand local capacity and involvement in multi- AIS taxa early detection efforts.
  • AIS outreach projects that expand AIS awareness at the local level.
  • AIS research projects including eDNA research related to dreissenid mussel early detection addressing eDNA Science Advisory Panel recommendations.

Locally-led proposals that address the state-wide priorities will receive ranking preference, however all eligible grant requests will be evaluated and considered.

Please contact Stephanie Criswell with any questions on the grant and application process or for technical support.