Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program Grants

Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CO DNR)

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $300,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 13, 2018

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit For-Profit Business Indigenous Group Individuals

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Colorado

Location of residency: Colorado

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The IPCP grant program is intended to provide cost share assistance to eligible entities to control and/or eradicate tamarisk (also known as salt cedar), Russian olive, or other riparian invasive phreatophytes that have degraded the state’s riparian areas, restricted channel capacity thereby increasing flood risk, and resulted in increased non-beneficial consumptive use of water. IPCP also incorporates funding for riparian re-vegetation/restoration after invasive removal.

The CWCB has had substantial involvement in developing a well planned strategy to solve Colorado’s invasive phreatophyte problem. House Bill 15-1006, signed by the Governor on May 15, 2015, appropriates funding for the Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program.

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  • State of Colorado departments and agencies, local governments, conservation and water conservancy districts, weed management districts, established non-profit organizations, watershed coalitions, private individuals, and Colorado’s two Ute Tribes are eligible.
  • Applicants should demonstrate:
    • A commitment to collaborative approaches that involves locally and/or regionally based diverse interests within the watershed in question,
    • Support from their local basin roundtable,
    • Consideration was given to all interested persons in the watershed,
    • There is a broad based involvement in and/or support for the grant application from relevant local, state, federal governmental entities,
    • There is an ability to provide the appropriate in-kind or cash match for the activities proposed.
    • Congruence with CDA statewide management plans for noxious weed species. 
  • Projects will be funded by the CWCB on a cost-share basis.
    • CWCB funds may not exceed 75% of the total cost of each individual project.
    • Total State of Colorado funding may not exceed 87.5% of the total cost.


  • Partnership projects that include treatment of private lands and which cross jurisdictional boundaries in a coordinated manner to promote a comprehensive watershed approach are encouraged. 
  • Applicants with greater than 25% match for the total project cost will score higher.


  • Federal agencies are not eligible to receive grant funds, however, projects may be conducted on federal lands with appropriate permissions and under the sponsorship of an eligible entity.