Management of Undersirable Plants on Federal Lands, 7 U.S.C. 2814


The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to manage undesirable plants on Federal Lands. The goal is to facilitate interagency coordination between state and federal governments, which is the only way to affect undesirable plant control on a watershed or ecosystem scale.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Program Financing Only, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2021 1- To address noxious weed management on the regional level with an integrated approach in cooperation with federal, state, county, municipal and private landowners. Example: A regional approach is the only effective way to address noxious weeds on the ecosystem level. Separate, isolated treatment plans may be contradictory and may not result in effective management. 2- To treat infestations of noxious weeds and undesirable plants in order to allow native vegetation to re-establish. Example: Poison Oak, while a native species in many areas, presents safety issues in recreation areas on public lands and adjacent lands, and is removed as needed. 3- To stop the spread of noxious weeds and undesirable plants into natural landscapes. Examples: Large efforts are underway to halt the spread of the escaped ornamental Flowering Rush on public lands.
7 U.S.C. 2814
Public Law 101-624
7 USC Chapter 61 Noxious Weeds 2814; Public Law 101-624, Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State department of agriculture or other state agency or political subdivision thereof, responsible for the administration or implementation of undesirable plants laws of a state.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
a. The Grants Specialist will perform an initial review to determine that the applicant is (1) eligible in accordance with the announcement; (2) all information required by the announcement has been submitted; and (3) all mandatory requirements are satisfied. b. The Program Official is responsible for evaluation of applications against the merit criteria. c. The Grants Officer is responsible for making the final selection of the cooperative agreement awardee.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. Recipients must be state entities or sub-divisions thereof responsible for invasive weed management and with jurisdiction in areas managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Not applicable.
From 30 to 60 days. If allowed by the cooperative agreement, at any time prior to the completion of a performance period, the parties may agree to bilaterally to exercise a one-year option period, extending the cooperative agreement performance period by one year, so long as funds remain available for continued performance. The parties have no obligation to continue and may elect to cease performance. Options will be exercised through a modification to the agreement.
How are proposals selected?
Recipients must be state entities or sub-divisions thereof responsible for invasive weed management.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for planning and implementation of approved projects that prioritize and target undesirable plant species or group of species to be controlled or contained within a specific geographic area including USACE and adjacent lands. The planning component describes the integrated pest management system to be used to control or contain the targeted undesirable invasive species or groups of species; and detail the means of implementing the integrated pest management system (prevention, mechanical, cultural, bio-control, chemical), define the duties of the Federal agency and the State agency in prosecuting that method, and establish a timeframe for the initiation and completion of the tasks specified in the integrated management system.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: -Effectiveness of treatments. -Adverse Effects
Not applicable.
-Notification prior to treatment. -Detailed records submitted after each treatment. -Records must be kept for the period of time specified by the terms of any applicable EPA or State issued permits.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available based on the period of performance. Funds are released from the Office of the Chief of Engineers on an annual basis shortly after the start of the fiscal year. The period of performance is defined in the statement of work, but is subject to some modification, depending on the availability of funds. Costs are reimbursed as obligated by the grantee, but no more frequently than on a monthly basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Chief, Strategic Operations Division Robin A. Baldwin
441 G. Street. NW
Washington DC, DC 20314-1000 USA
Phone: 202-761-8645
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 21 est $2,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $3,500 to $150,000 Average award = $15,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
-Endangered Species Act of 1973 16 USC 1531. -Applicable State weed lists.


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