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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is making grant funds available to counties and municipalities to battle the spotted lanternfly (SLF) for 2024-26. Interested counties and municipalities may apply to receive funds from the Department. The Legislature has provided funding to the Department to reduce SLF populations and minimize their spread. As you may be aware, SLF is both a nuisance and an economic pest. Both federal and state staff are working to reduce populations but in doing so we need additional assistance and support from other stakeholders to make a difference. A total of up to $50,000 per county, and up to $20,000 per municipality, subject to the availability of funds, to be encumbered on a first-come, first-served basis, will be provided to reimburse for eligible costs incurred for SLF chemical treatment activities. See the letter, notice of funds availibilty, and application below for more information.

Click here for the letter to counties, municipalities

Click here for the notice of funds availability

Click here for the application.

Click here for Spotted Lanternfly Funding Guidance for Counties and Municipalities