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Broomfield, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting grant applications to distribute $748,000 in funding to counties, municipalities, conservation districts, and non-profit organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state’s designated noxious weeds. The 2022 Noxious Weed Management Grants combine the Noxious Weed Fund and State and Private Forestry funds.

“Over the past 18 months we learned we have to be creative and persistent in controlling noxious weeds across Colorado’s agricultural and natural lands, in spite of the pandemic and natural disasters. Acting quickly and decisively often requires resources land managers might lack,” said Les Owen, CDA Conservation Services Director. “This funding from the General Assembly and the U.S. Forest Service goes a long way to controlling noxious weeds that are attracted to lands disturbed by wildfire, drought and development pressures and will help us reach our weed management goals.”

Since 2015, the General Assembly has provided $700,000 annually for projects that have been carried out by more than 30 counties, cities, conservation districts, and non-profit organizations. For instance, all of the state’s known populations of List A noxious weeds species were treated with the goal of eradication in 2015 and in subsequent years, as needed. Numerous noxious weeds classified as List B species have also been treated since 2015.

Applications for the 2022 Noxious Weed Management Grants are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2021. For a full list of required documents, priority project areas, and application link, please visit the CDA Noxious Weed Program Website.

For questions regarding the Noxious Weed Fund grants, please contact Patty York at 303-241-7908 or Sam Sartwell at 720-392-4120

EQIP and CSP Applications due to NRCS by December 3, 2021


DENVER, CO, November 2, 2021 – Clint Evans, USDA’s State Conservationist for the Natural

Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado announced today, funding opportunities

for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Conservation Stewardship

Program (CSP). Although NRCS accepts Farm Bill program applications throughout the year, to

be eligible for this round of funding, EQIP and CSP applications must be submitted by

December 3, 2021. Producers, landowners, and forest managers interested in applying for

assistance should contact their local Colorado NRCS field office.


Through conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help

producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural

resources, build resiliency, and contribute to the nation’s broader effort to combat the impacts of climate change.  


EQIP is a voluntary Farm Bill program which provides financial assistance for conservation

systems such as animal waste management facilities, irrigation system efficiency

improvements, fencing, water supply development, riparian protection, and wildlife habitat

enhancement.


Through CSP, NRCS helps farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners that are already

stewardship-minded take their operations to a higher level of conservation and stewardship.

CSP participants earn annual payments enabling them to expand and adopt new conservation

activities while maintaining and strengthening their agricultural operation and its production

goals. Landowners looking to improve grazing conditions, increases soil health, or develop

wildlife habitat will find CSP is a financial assistance program worth consideration.


Producers, landowners, and forest managers interested in applying for assistance should

contact their local Colorado NRCS field office located in the USDA Service Center that services their county. Producers must have farm records current with the Farm Service Agency and submit a complete program application to NRCS to be considered for financial

assistance through EQIP and CSP. To find out more information about EQIP, CSP, and other

Colorado NRCS programs and opportunities, visit www.co.nrcs.usda.gov.

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