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Michigan Invasive Species Program: Grant Funds at Work

MISGP Grant Funds at Work

The Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) - a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agriculture and Rural Development - is part of a statewide initiative to help prevent and control invasive species in Michigan.

The program supports projects throughout the state that prevent, detect, manage and eradicate invasive species on the ground and in the water.

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 eighth year of program funding. To date, over $29 million has been awarded to support 202 projects undertaken by units of government, nonprofits and institutions. Because of this program:

  • More than 548,000 acres of land and water have been surveyed for invasive species.
  • More than 44,000 acres have been treated for invasive terrestrial and aquatic plants.
  • Through direct contact, including face-to-face interactions at boat washes, workshops, trainings and other events, 257,000 people have been reached with information about invasive species.
  • An additional 35 million people were reached through grantees’ “passive impression” efforts, including mail, newspapers, social media and handouts.    

This application contains a complex map. For technical questions, email us at For questions about the MISGP program, contact Call 517-284-5879 for assistance with reading or interpreting.