Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 22nd, 2023
Close Date
February 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$14,800,000.00
Award Ceiling
$325,000.00
Award Floor
$150,000.00
Expected No. Awards
18
Opportunity No.
USDA-NIFA-CPPM-010315

Agency

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has posted a grant opportunity titled "Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program". This grant program aims to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches at the state, regional, and national levels. The program supports projects that ensure food security and effectively respond to major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. The Crop Protection and Pest Management program focuses on IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The desired outcomes of the program are the development of effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies that are necessary to maintain agricultural productivity and promote healthy communities. The grant opportunity requires cost sharing or matching and falls under the category of funding activity for Agriculture. The grant is a discretionary type and has a CFDA number of 10.329. The eligible applicants for this program are colleges and universities, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 3103, 1994 Institutions, and Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $14,800,000, with an award ceiling of $325,000 and an award floor of $150,000. It is expected that 18 awards will be granted. The application deadline is February 15, 2024, and the archive date is March 16, 2024. For more information and to apply, interested parties can visit the following website: Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program. If there are any questions related to preparing application content, applicants can contact NIFA Support at grantapplicationquestions@usda.gov. Business hours for support are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, excluding federal holidays.

Description

The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.

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Title
Type
Grant