Land managers wishing to secure funding from
this program are encouraged to become a member of one of the
regional working groups. Each working group has a slightly
different set of ranking criteria used to prioritize all
Land managers can choose from several control operation methods:
Once proposals are submitted to the working
group they are scored based on a ranking criteria by members of
the working group. Additional ranking processes, such as a
presentation of the proposed project to the working group may be
required. Once the working group has agreed upon a priority
list, a liaison from the group presents the chosen projects at
an annual meeting of working group liaisons and program staff.
Once a project is chosen for funding, a cooperative agreement between FWC and the managing agency is established to allow funds to be expended and control operations to begin. When work is satisfactorily completed and approved by the site manager and FWC staff, payment is made.