Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
$30K - $75K (See Grant Application Site for Details)
Average Grant Award
Match Requirement
25% local match (12.5% for Early Infestation grants)
RFP Release
October (annual)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
December (annual)

Aquatic Invasive Plants Management Grants Program

The Aquatic Weeds Management Fund (AWMF) provides financial and technical assistance to local and state governments, tribes, and special purpose districts to reduce the propagation of freshwater aquatic invasive plants and to manage the problems these invasive plants cause. This Program provides grants for the following:

– Activities intended to prevent, reduce, or manage excessive growth of freshwater, aquatic invasive plants.
– Development of public education programs relating to the management of freshwater aquatic invasive plants.
– Demonstration or pilot projects (applied research), determined on a case-by-case basis through the competitive program submission.

Ecology limits projects to lakes, rivers, and streams with publicly provided seasonal or year-round boat launching ramps (except for Hydrilla verticillata projects), or lakes designated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for fly fishing only. Projects in wetlands not associated with a lake or stream are not eligible for funding under this program.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Native American Tribes, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, Water/Irrigation Districts
Project Types
Planning, Restoration, Monitoring, Education & Outreach
Restoration Types
Invasive Species
Geography/Land Ownership
Washington State