The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the first round of the fiscal year 2020 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. Counties, municipalities, tribal governments and weed management entities (including weed management areas) may apply for grants to address noxious weeds around the state.

Grants will be funded at two levels. Level 1 grants will be up to $10,000 awards to be spent in one year and are intended to support local activity. Level 2 grants will be between $10,001 and $50,000 to be spent over two years and are intended to promote collaboration with entities within and outside their jurisdictions.

To apply, please read through the request for proposals at www.mda.state.mn.us/weedgrant. Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 26. Contact Emilie Justen at emilie.justen@state.mn.us with any questions about the application.

This article was submitted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.