Is the FY22 application awarded on a first come, first served basis? Yes. We will accept applications until December 3 or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

What is the maximum amount I can apply for? For FY22, $5,000 is the maximum award

Is there a minimum amount? $500

What kinds of projects or work might be covered by this grant? M.S. 18.90 language

Does a County Agriculture Inspector have to be involved? Yes, CAI has to review the application unless you are a tribal nation.

How do I apply? Apply online

Is county board approval necessary? No, and not having board approval does not disqualify an application

If I need to make changes to the duties listed in the grant contract, what should I do? Please contact Emilie Justen to set up a grant contract amendment

What kinds of projects were funded in 2020? Projects included equipment and herbicide purchases, mapping and spraying noxious weeds, hiring private applicators, setting up cost share programs with private landowners, and outreach activities.

Can this grant be used for equipment purchases? Yes, though equipment purchases are capped at $5,000 for 2021

Does this grant require a certain percentage for match? No, the grant does not require a match, though it is encouraged and you can include things like equipment usage or personnel time as in-kind match.

If we plan to treat roadsides, can we estimate the number of road miles instead of acres that will be treated? Yes, road miles is acceptable.

Can this grant be used to make herbicide purchases? Yes