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 Sitehttp://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/Forest-Health/Invasive-Non-Native-Plants/Cogon-Grass/Cogongrass-Treatment-Cost-Share-Program
Project Annual Funding Level $100,000 per year
Range of Funding (Landowner) $200 to $20,000 per landowner (over two years). It offers reimbursement of 50% of the cost to treat Cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years, up to a maximum of $100 per year for treatment of up to one acre, and $75/acre per year for any additional area. Qualified applicants may apply to treat up to a maximum of 133 acres of infested area.
Criteria for funding project Non-industrial private landowners.
Geographic Coverage AreaAlachua, 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 ProgramThis program is available in all counties in Florida. It offers reimbursement of 50% of the cost to treat Cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years, up to a maximum of $100 per year for treatment of up to one acre, and $75/acre per year for any additional area. Qualified applicants may apply to treat up to a maximum of 133 acres of infested area.
When are landowner applications accepted?Accepting applications on a first come first serve basis til July 29, 2016. Application forms and program guidelines available from FFS county foresters or the program website. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/Forest-Health/Invasive-Non-Native-Plants/Cogon-Grass/Cogongrass-Treatment-Cost-Share-Program
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 RequiredYes 2 years
Permanent Contact PersonJeffery Eickwort
Contact number352-395-4689
e-mail addressJeffery.Eickwort@FreshfromFlorida.com
contacted last2016-07-12 00:00:00.0