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County Grants for Implementation of Feral Hog

Abatement Technologies
Notice of Intent to Participate
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711
Physical Address: 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Todd Staples, Commissioner  Voice (800) 835-5832  (512) 463-2805 
 Fax (888) 223-9048 E-mail

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is seeking participation in the County Grants for Implementation of Feral
Hog Abatement Technologies Program. The Program is designed to encourage counties across the state to make a
concentrated and coordinated effort to reduce the feral hog population and damage caused by these animals during the
month of October 2010. In order to participate, the county must complete the Notice of Intent to Participate and submit
it to TDA by September 30, 2010. Any count that submits their Notice of Intent after the deadline will receive a 5 point
reduction in their point total per business day after September 30. Notices may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to
one of the addresses below. Filing a Notice of Intent to Participate does not legally bind your county to participate in the
In order to be eligible for a grant, counties will be required to submit a completed Grant Application by November 12,
2010. Participating counties will be required to document the following results for the period of October 1, 2010
through October 31, 2010:
• Number of feral hogs taken in the county, as certified by the county.
• Number of participants at a TDA-approved education program about feral hog abatement technologies.
• Number of acres in the county that landowners will commit, in writing, to allow access by county trappers or
Wildlife Services (WS) Specialists for the purpose of removing feral hogs (subject to WS availability).
Based on the criteria above, awards will be made in the form of a grant that the county will be able to use on feral hog
abatement related expenditures during the 2011 calendar year. Awards will be made as follows: The highest scoring
county will be awarded $25,000; the second highest will be awarded $15,000; and the third highest will be awarded
Additionally, the county that has the largest contiguous tract of land that owners will permit approved trappers to access
will be guaranteed to have WS Specialists conduct removal services.
Complete guidelines will be provided to interested counties prior to October 1, 2010. Participating counties will be
required to complete a Grant Application with the Department. Awardees will be required to enter into a grant


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