Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

  • About MISGP

    Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

    The Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development work together  to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication, and control for both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species in Michigan.

    Criteria:

    Projects must support of the overall objectives of the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP):

    • Prevent new introductions of invasive species through outreach and education.
    • Monitor for new invasive species as well as expansions of current invasive species.
    • Respond and conduct eradication efforts to new findings and range expansions.
    • Manage and control key colonized species in a strategic manner.

    Projects that are collaborative in nature will receive higher consideration than projects representing individual agencies or organizations. 

    Specific focus areas and scoring criteria can be found in the MISGP handbook. Proposals will be recommended for funding based on a combination of scoring criteria, project type, project metrics, geographic location and available funding.    

    Applicant Eligibility:

    • Local, state*, federal or tribal units of government
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Universities

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

    Application Process:

    • A request for proposals is issued in early May. 
    • The pre-proposal deadline is early June.
    • Select full proposals are due mid-September.
    • Award announcements are made in January of the following year.

    Deadlines:

    Applicants must submit a pre-proposal in early June and a full proposal in mid-September. 

    Dollar Amount Available:

    The minimum grant amount is $15,000 with maximum grant amounts between $60,000 and $400,000 depending on the type of project. 

    Authority:

    Part 5 of Act 451, P.A. 1994, as amended.

    Contact:

    Kammy Frayre, 517-284-5970, frayrek1@michigan.gov