Pilot Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program


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Agency NameFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service
AffiliationUS Forest Service
Web Site http://www.floridaforestservice.com/forest_management/fh_invasives_cogon_treatment_program.html
Project Annual Funding Level $100,000 per year
Range of Funding (Landowner) $200 to $20,000 per landowner (over two years)
Criteria for funding project Non-industrial private landowners.
Geographic Coverage Area Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington Counties
Description of Program Provides 75% cost-share reimbursement for treatment of cogongrass on private and non-industrial lands. Cost-share reimbursement will not exceed $100/per acre per year.
When are landowner applications accepted? During announced sign-up period, currently closed, Application forms and program guidelines available from FFS county foresters or the program website.
Match Required?Yes Applicants pay 25% of treatment costs; program pays 75% reimbursement of costs from federal grant.
Target Invasive Species? Cogongrass
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?Entire contiguous infestation must be accessible for treatment; if infestation crosses property boundary, applicant must obtain permission to treat on adjacent land.
Agreement Required Yes 2 years
Permanent Contact PersonJeff Eickwort
Contact number352-395-4689
e-mail addressJeffrey.Eickwort@FreshfromFlorida.com
contacted last2012-08-01 00:00:00.0