On September 21, 2020, the Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a budget exclusively for kudzu eradication.  The Polk Co Appearance Commission assumes oversight for the matching grant applications and disbursement of grant monies. Applicants eligible for this grant include towns, non-profits, and homeowners associations.  The Appearance Commission will seek to award kudzu eradication grants in diverse locations throughout the geographic area of Polk County.  The deadline for applications for 2021 - 2022 is October 15, 2021. The deadline for the Final Report to 


The Kudzu application requires an assessment by a qualified individual, County Extension Agent, or a company who has expressed a willingness to do kudzu control.   You can also contact the Polk County Extension Director, Scott Welborn at 828-894-8218, who will provide an assessment and guidance for kudzu control.  

                                                       The deadline for applications for the 2021 - 2022 year is October 15, 2021


                                                       The deadline for the Final Report for each applicant is October 31, 2022

Grant Application:  What is Needed

Note that Total Project Budget must be double the amount of the Grant Request Amount on the application.

  • Matching grant application form with Project Assessment on page 3

  • Include “before” pictures.  Pictures after the completion of the project will be due with the Final Report.

  • Detailed budget including dated, itemized quotes for equipment or products to be purchased, and, if any, in-kind work expected (# volunteers X # of hours @$25 per hour)

  • Kudzu eradication is a problem that needs continual surveillance for years.  We would like to see how you plan to monitor and control kudzu in the future.

If you have any questions regarding the kudzu matching grant, please email us at polk.nc.kudzu@gmail.com or contact the Polk Co Appearance Commission by leaving your name and contact number with the County offices at 828-894-3301 Extension 8.

More Information on Kudzu and Kudzu Removal

Companies Available to do Kudzu Removal

(listed alphabetically)

4 Seasons Tree Care (mechanical removal only)


Custom Scapes



Forestry Unlimited



Home Shiners



Jackson Grading (mechanical removal only)



Jay’s Lawn Service


Mow for Dough Landscaping



Vic’s Lawn Service & Landscaping



Willie’s Landscaping



Wilson Landscaping



John Cantrell (goat grazing)



Polk County Extension Director, Scott Welborn (willing to do assessments)