Aquatic Invasive Species Grants - control projects

For the control of curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil and flowering rush

This grant program will not be accepting applications in 2019.

Program purpose

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Invasive Species Program offers Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grants. These grants are intended to help fund the control of curly-leaf pondweed (CLP), Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) or flowering rush (FR). These offers are an opportunity for local entities such as lake associations, watershed districts, cities, and counties to receive state funding from the DNR for the control of these invasive aquatic plant species.

Grant offer and grant process

These grant funds can be used for projects that control Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed or flowering rush using herbicides, mechanical control, or a combination of both. They are intended to support projects that have received an Invasive Aquatic Plant Management Permit (IAPMP). Grantees must pay project expenses up front and make all arrangements. In order to provide grants in a timely manner, grant applications are usually reviewed and grants written on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Your Regional Invasive Species Specialists for assistance with your grant and permit applications, and technical advice on your proposed control project.
  • Wendy Crowell, Aquatic Invasive Species Management Consultant, 651-259-5085, can answer questions about the grant process.

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