Funds available for Invasive Plant Management in LA County - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 13THThe Los Angeles County Weed Management Area is requesting proposals from individuals and groups to implement invasive plant prevention, early detection, and control projects throughout Los Angeles County on non-federal public and private lands. There is $90,000 of federal stimulus funds available. Projects must be “on-the-ground” work: funding can be applied to the eradication, management, and characterization (mapping) of weed infestations. Education/outreach and research, including leading to the development of treatment techniques, cannot be funded at this time – however, proponents for these kinds of projects are encouraged to participate as a member of the WMA, a good venue for hearing about other funding opportunities. Proposals that address the leading edge of an infestation new to Los Angeles County are encouraged. Project work can commence as early as January 15th 2010 and must be completed by December 31st, 2012, though a detailed plan for follow-up activities after that date can strengthen a proposal. Project budgets should be between $10,000 and $90,000 for between 1 and 9 projects. No matching funds are required, but matching funds or other evidence of the commitment of the project sponsor and/or landowner will strengthen a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by 12pm (PST), November 13th, 2009. Late proposals and proposals that do not follow the format as demonstrated in this RFP will NOT be accepted.Go to http://www.lacountywma.org/grants.html to view the full RFP and apply on-line.