Aug. 14, 2019
|Since its inception in 2014, the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program has allocated over $18.5 million in grants to universities, non-profits and units of government to prevent, detect and manage invasive species in Michigan.
|The story map tracks MISGP progress through program metrics and includes an interactive funding dashboard that allows users to cross-reference grant funding by project category, recipient type and grant-to-match ratio.
Summaries of grant-supported studies on managing invasive species including Eurasian watermilfoil, phragmites and oak wilt are available on the story map, with links to final project reports. Local and statewide prevention and outreach efforts also are featured, with easy access to project results.
The Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program is a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agriculture and Rural Development. Total program funding is set by the Legislature and the governor during the annual budget cycle.
Local, state, federal and tribal units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities may apply for funding through the MISGP to support invasive species projects conducted in Michigan. The 2019 request for proposals can be found at Michigan.gov/MISGP. Full project proposals are due by Sept. 3.
Michigan's Invasive Species Program is cooperatively implemented by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.