Financial Assistance

On this page we provide a list of government agencies and private foundations that support efforts to control and prevent the spread of invasive species of all kinds. The full list is shown below. You can use the drop-down boxes to find grants you’re eligible for, and to filter by grantee type and taxa of concern.

Once you identify grants for which you are eligible, click their links. You will be taken to a website with more information or be given an email address of the person you can contact for more information. In one instance, a telephone number is provided instead of a link.

At the bottom are several websites that were helpful in finding the resources presented here. In a few instances, foundations listed on those websites did not want to be listed here since their target audience differs from our intended audience. Please do not contact them.

Please read the eligibility criteria for each grant carefully. Eligibility criteria vary from one grant to another and our categories provide only a general summary of eligibility.

Finally, this webpage will require periodic updates. Please contact us if you find expired webpages or broken links. We especially want to hear from you if you know of funding sources for invasive species that we missed.

Eligible grantees Eligible taxa

Available grants:

US Dept. of Agriculture Environmental Quality Incentives Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational Program – Controlling Weedy and Invasive Plants
US Dept. of Agriculture Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational Program – Plant-Associated Insects and Nematodes
US Dept. of Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Program – Applied Research and Development Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Wetland Reserve Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Regional Conservation Partnership Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Conservation Innovation Grants
US Dept. of Agriculture Conservation Technical Assistance
US Dept. of Agriculture Plant Materials Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Conservation Stewardship Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Pest Detection (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey)
US Dept. of Agriculture Technology Development for the Biological Control of Invasive Native and Non-Native Plants
US Dept. of Agriculture Various Plant Health Programs
US Dept. of Agriculture Various Animal Health Programs 301-851-3576
US Dept. of Agriculture Wildlife Services Operations
US Dept. of Agriculture Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
US Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicoloet Nat’l Forest Secure Rule Schools Program: Title II Special Projects on Federal Lands
US Fish & Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants
US Fish & Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program
US Fish & Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program
US Fish & Wildlife Service Tribal Landowner Incentive Grant Program
US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Restoration Program
US Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife (Midwest)
US Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Aquatic Invasive Species Grants to Great Lakes Tribes
US Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Partners for Fish and Wildlife
US Fish & Wildlife Service National Fish Habitat Action Plan
US Environ. Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
US Environ. Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention
US Environ. Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Aquatic Invasive Species Control
Nat’l Fish & Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative
Nat’l Fish & Wildlife Foundation Sustain Our Great Lakes Program
Nat’l Fish & Wildlife Foundation Conservation on Private Lands Program
Nat’l Fish & Wildlife Foundation Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
Wisconsin DNR Surface Water Grants: Aquatic Invasive Species
Wisconsin DNR AIS Education, prevention & planning
Wisconsin DNR Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Wisconsin DNR AIS Early Detection & Response
Wisconsin DNR AIS Maintenance & Containment
Wisconsin DNR AIS Established Population Control
Wisconsin DNR AIS Research and Demonstration Projects
Wisconsin DNR River Protection Grant
Wisconsin DNR Landowner Incentive Program
Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Stamp Funding Program
Wisconsin DNR Wild Turkey Stamp
Wisconsin DNR Pheasant Stamp
Wisconsin DNR Waterfowl Stamp
Wisconsin DNR Weed Management Area – Private Forest Grant Program
Wisconsin DNR Invasive Plant Suppression Grant
Wisconsin DNR Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program
Wisconsin DNR Gypsy Moth Suppression Program
Wisconsin DNR Sustainable Forestry Fund for Management of Gypsy Moth and Forest Invasive Species
Wisconsin DNR State Forest Funding for Control of Invasive Plants- Northern State Forests
Wisconsin DNR State Forest Productivity Fund for Management of Gypsy Moth and Forest Invasive Species – Black River State Forest
Wisconsin DNR State Forest Productivity Fund for Management of Gypsy Moth and Forest Invasive Species – Southern State Forests
Wisconsin DNR State Forest Productivity Fund for Management of Gypsy Moth and Forest Invasive Species
Wisconsin DNR Forest Regeneration Fund
Wisconsin DNR Citizen-based Monitoring Program
WI Natural Resources Foundation C. D. Besadny Conservation Grant
National Wild Turkey Federation Wisconsin Chapter Superfund Program

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