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Invasive Species Funding Opportunity

When the Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) millage passed by voters in November 2020, a portion of the funds were allocated for county-wide invasive species projects. Projects are intended to demonstrate best practices, treat high priority invasive species, increase awareness, and/or improve habitat. These funds are not meant to be inclusive of all invasive species related projects in Oakland County and communities should strive to allocate dedicated funding to invasive species management and habitat improvement within their own jurisdictions.

Approximately $250,000 has been allocated in the OCPRC budget for funding Projects in Fiscal Year 2022 (Oakland County Fiscal Year begins Oct. 1). 

Please note, funds will not be directly distributed to recipients.  OCPR will directly pay contractors for services to complete approved Projects according to the Project applications and budgets.


Applications Due Online on Jan. 14, 2022

Invasive Species Webinar/Presentation

   CLICK TO VIEW the informational webinar held on Nov. 18, 2021.



  • Projects must be located in Oakland County, Michigan.
  • Applications must be submitted by an Oakland County city, village, or township or Oakland County CISMA member. 

For more details, please see the Project Funding Guidance



Online Application Live                                                 Dec. 10, 2021
Applications Due Online                                                Jan. 14, 2022
Project Selection Announcement                                March 2022

Grant Program Guidance and Additional Information  

Project Funding Guidance

Project Scoring

CISMA 2022 Priority Species List



Sarah Cook-Maylen
OCPR Natural Resources Coordinator
(248) 343-1353

Kegan Schildberg
OCPR Crew Chief- Natural Areas Management
(248) 467-4716

Erica Clites
OC CISMA Director
(248) 660-0716