Funding Opportunity: U.S. Forest Service GLRI Cooperative Weed Management Areas

Applications due on December 11, 2020 at 6pm ET

The U.S. Forest Service is now requesting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Grant Program.  Estimated funds totaling $850,000 will be available through an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The goal of this program is to detect, prevent, eradicate, and/or control invasive plant species to promote ecological resiliency, watershed stability, and biological diversity in the Great Lakes Basin.

This funding is available to CWMAs and similar organizations, (e.g., Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs), etc.) that work within the Great Lakes Basin of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Applications may include work on all land ownerships within the Great Lakes watershed of the United States.

The FY 2021 GLRI Request for Applications (RFA) Instructions and Project Narrative Form are available through by searching opportunity number USFS-GLRI-CWMA-2021. Applications must be prepared and submitted through by 6 p.m. Eastern on December 11, 2020.

The GLRI CWMA Informational Webinar will be held October 22, 10:00 am Eastern/9:00 am CentralClick to register and receive connection information.

For general questions related to this RFA, contact Sheela Johnson ( For questions related to projects occurring on or in coordination with a National Forest, contact Jason Stevens at ( Additional contacts for specific States and National Forests are provided in the RFA Instructions.