Department of Natural Resources
Dec. 18, 2019
The state of Michigan today announced the 32 projects that will share $3.6 million in grants through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.
The program – cooperatively implemented by the Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Natural Resources – addresses prevention, detection, eradication and control of aquatic (water-based) and terrestrial (land-based) invasive species in Michigan through four key objectives:
This year’s grants will provide funding for a range of efforts targeting aquatic invasive species:
|Funding also will support projects to improve management of terrestrial invasive species:
This year’s grants also will support 21 regional Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas, the network of partnership organizations that work to manage and control invasive species and provide service to all 83 counties in the state. Proposed outcomes of CISMA projects receiving funding this year include:
In 2014 the state Legislature designated $5 million in annual funding to address invasive species. This support substantially enhanced Michigan’s Invasive Species Program for aquatic organisms, supported a formal program for terrestrial species and initiated the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.
|This cycle marks the sixth year of program funding. To date, over $22 million has been awarded to support 144 projects undertaken by units of government, nonprofits and institutions. Because of Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program:
The program began accepting grant applications for this funding cycle in July 2019. A total of 51 applications were received, requesting over $7 million in support. Grant applicants were asked to commit to providing at least 10 percent of the total project cost in the form of a local match.
The full list of grant recipients, project descriptions and award amounts is available on the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program website at Michigan.gov/MISGP.
Information about the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, including summaries and photos of funded projects from 2014 to 2018, is available through the MISGP map.
Michigan's Invasive Species Program is cooperatively implemented by the Michigan departments of Agriculture & Rural Development; Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; and Natural Resources.