Announcements / Opportunities

Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available

The Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid grants program is now accepting applications for project year 2017 projects addressing aquatic invasive and nuisance species. The applications are due no later than Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance plant and animal management programs – control, spread prevention, and educational projects. Funding for Grant-in-aid Grants comes from a portion of annual revenues from state motorboat registration fees and often federal funds. For the 2017 program, an estimated $500,000 is available.

The 2017 application and instructions are available on line at: http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/lakes-ponds/aquatic-invasives/funding
You may also contact Ann Bove directly at 802.490.6120 to request an application.

For a project to be considered for funds in 2017, a completed application package should be submitted in electronic format (Portable Document Format preferred), clearly marked, and emailed to David Pasco (david.pasco@vermont.gov) by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

For further information, please contact Ann Bove directly at 802.490.6120.

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All aquatic nuisance species management projects, including spread prevention projects such as implementation of a Public Access Greeter Program, are eligible for funding through the Grant-in-Aid Program.