The primary function of the Noxious Weed Eradication Program is to provide resource protection on trust lands in compliance with the American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act, the Plant Protection Act of 2000, and Noxious Weed Control and Eradication Act of 2004.
Noxious weeds degrade the land ecologically and reduce the value of agricultural production from the land. Continued coordination and cooperation with private, state, and federal landowners within the reservation boundaries and adjoining lands will eventually allow for the containment and control of weed populations.
Noxious weed eradication projects encompass on-the-ground weed treatment, planning, as well as direction and technical guidance to individual Indians, non-Indian farmers and ranchers, Indian Tribes and Alaska natives involved in controlling noxious weeds.
The Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreation manages a similar Invasive Species Program for removing invasive plant and animal species.
How to Apply
The Branch of Agriculture and Rangeland Development is now accepting project proposals for 2023 funding. All applications must be submitted to the appropriate BIA Regional Office contact by January 27, 2023.
Federally-recognized Tribes, Tribal Organizations and BIA agencies may submit project proposals to the Noxious Weed Eradication Program contact at their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Regional Office. Project proposals are scored according to published ranking criteria, with the highest-scoring projects receiving funding.
Each application may request between $500 - $250,000 in project funding. Tribes and Tribal Organizations may submit multiple applications.
Detailed information on what to include in your project proposal, ranking criteria, and information on BIA Regional Office Invasive Species contacts can be found in the annual application linked below.