Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

Purpose: The Departments of Natural Resources (DNR); Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and Agriculture and Rural Development work together to implement Michigan’s Invasive Species Program.  The Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) is administered by the DNR and is designed to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication, and control for both terrestrial invasive species and aquatic invasive species in Michigan.  Projects must support the overalls goals of the MISGP:

  • Prevent new invasive species introductions.
  • Strengthen statewide invasive species early detection and response network.
  • Limit the dispersal of recently confirmed invasive species.
  • Manage and control widespread, long-established invasive species.

Goals: Prevent, detect, and control invasive species in Michigan.

Criteria: Specific priorities and scoring criteria can be found in the MISGP handbook at www.michigan.gov/invasives under the “Grants” tab.  Proposals will be recommended for funding based on a combination of scoring criteria, project type, project metrics, geographic location, and available funding.


  • Local, state*, federal, or tribal units of government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Universities

    *State agencies should contact the MISGP contact prior to preparing an application.

Application Process: A request for proposals is anticipated to be released by July 2019.

Nominating Procedure: Grant applications are selected for funding based on scoring criteria contained in the handbook.

Deadlines: Full proposals will be due approximately 8 weeks following the request for proposals.  Awards will be announced between December 2019 and January 2020. 

Timelines: Applicants will have approximately 8 weeks to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification approximately 90 days following the application submittal deadline. The DNR will notify each applicant whether its application has been approved.  The DNR will require an applicant that receives a grant to enter into a grant agreement with the DNR prior to issuance of the grant.

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max): The minimum grant amount is $25,000 with maximum grant amounts between $60,000 and $400,000 depending on the type of project.

Required Match:  The applicant must provide 10% of the total project cost in the form of local match.

Source(s) of Funds: Invasive Species Program Fund (State General Funds).

Authority: Part 5, Department of Natural Resources - General Powers and Duties, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

Responsible Division/Office Contact: Kammy Frayre, Grants Section, DNR,
517-284-5970, frayrek1@michigan.gov.

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year: Grant funds may be available in future years depending on appropriations. 

Related Grants: Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grants.  

Recent Awards/Example Project: A list of projects funded since 2014 is available on the MISGP grants page:  www.michigan.gov/invasives.

Request for Proposals: In the process of being developed.