Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program webinar happening Tuesday


MICHIGAN (WLUC) - There is still time to register for the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program webinar scheduled for Tuesday, July 16.

Part 1 starts at 9 a.m. and will focus on general grant information, 2019 priorities and the application process. Part 2 follows at 10 a.m. and will explain the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area application process and funding for 2019

Webinar registration information is available at Michigan.gov/Invasives.

A recorded version of the webinar will be available after July 19.

Local, state, federal and tribal units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities may apply for funding to support invasive species projects in Michigan. For this 2019 funding cycle, the preproposal phase has been eliminated, and full project proposals are due Sept. 3.

Grant requests for 2019 general projects can range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $400,000. CISMAs can request up to $60,000 for annual implementation of prevention, detection and control activities and up to $40,000 for specific survey and treatment projects. Applicants must commit to provide a minimum of 10 percent (in the form of a local match) of the total project cost.

More information, including the grant handbook and application materials, can be found at Michigan.gov/Invasives.