Invasive Plant Control Program (CAP-IPCP)

In 2018-19, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs) south of the Northern Administrative District, and through RMs and FNBs, other stakeholders with costs to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds as well as specific Noxious Weeds that are persistent and problematic invasive plants.

The CAP-IPCP is designed to achieve maximum results and accountability while focusing on early detection and rapid response (EDRR) as the first line of defense to identify, assess, and respond to invasive plant species. 

The cost-share funding for the program is in the amount of $500,000 in the first program year (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019).

The 2018-19 CAP-IPCP funding will provide rebates of no more than 50% of approved costs to RMs, FNBs, and other stakeholders:

  • For all weeds designated as Prohibited Weeds under The Weed Control Act:
    • 50% of the cost of pre-approved eligible herbicides; and
    • 50% of the cost of application of those pre-approved eligible herbicides.
 
  • For Noxious Weeds approved under the current program (absinthe, field bindweed, common burdock, bladder campion, ox-eye daisy, black henbane, hoary cress, hoary alyssum, leafy spurge, Russian knapweed, yellow toadflax, common tansy and wild parsnip):
    • Up to 50% of the cost of pre-approved eligible herbicides.

Eligible Applicants to Claim through the CAP-IPCP:

Rural Municipalities (RMs)

First Nations Bands (FNBs)

Other Stakeholders eligible to claim through RMs and FNBs:

  • Agricultural Producers
  • Private Land owners (includes individual renters of rural reserve lands)
  • Cities/Towns/Villages/Municipal Districts (eligible to claim for Prohibited Weeds only)

CAP-IPCP Tools:

DEADLINES:

July 2, 2018

  • Copy of current Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Agreement (if applicable)
  • Copy of current Weed Management Plan (WMP) - Other stakeholders claiming for themselves are not required to submit a WMP
  • Copy of letter sent to the Ministry of Agriculture appointing the Weed Inspector for 2018 (not required for FNBs).  Direct appointment letters to:
Executive Director of the Crops and Irrigation Branch
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Room 125, 3085 Albert St.,
Regina, S4S 0B1
Fax: 306-787-0428

 

October 31, 2018:

  • Claim Forms; one for each weed species being claimed
  • Copy of invoices for the purchase of pre-approved herbicides used in this program year
  • For Prohibited Weeds only, copy of invoices to support the application costs of pre-approved herbicide.
  • Refer to the Program Guidelines for the CAP-IPCP claims rating process

 

RMs, FNBs or other stakeholders will receive no more than 50% of the eligible expenses reported on the Invasive Plant Control Program (CAP-IPCP) claim form(s).

No other government grant, rebate, assistance program or payment can be received by the RM, FNB, producer or other stakeholder with relation to the expenditures subject to this program. Verification of fulfillment of program requirements may be requested, random audits may be conducted, and information on specific reporting measures may also be requested.

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at 306.761.3744 or aellert@sarm.ca.

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