IPM Partnership Grants

Purpose

Projects funded through the IPM Partnership Grants Program must further the mission of the Northeastern IPM Center, address or identify regional IPM stakeholder priorities, and benefit the region at large. Extension projects are encouraged.

The efforts of the Center are organized under five signature programs (not in order of priority)

  • IPM and Organic Systems,
  • Rural and Urban IPM,
  • Climate Change and Pests,
  • Next Generation Education,
  • Advanced Production Systems.

Funded projects are expected to contribute significantly to the adoption and/or development of IPM by addressing regional priorities in one or more Signature Program through the following:

  • forming partnerships among growers, scientists, educators, environmental groups, governmental agencies, and other audiences for the purpose of advancing IPM
  • increasing knowledge about pests and how to manage them in traditional and new settings
  • establishing or addressing regional IPM priorities for research and extension
  • teaching others how to use IPM to decrease risks associated with pest management developing capacity for growing food sustainably using IPM

The current project types are: (1) IPM Issues, (2) IPM Working Groups, and (3) IPM Communications.

Background

The Northeastern IPM Center began funding projects through the IPM Partnership Grants Program in 2004. The Center has primary responsibility for administering this program and writes the Request for Applications (RFA) with input from regional stakeholders.

Eligibility

Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and private individuals are eligible to apply. Project Directors (PDs) must reside in the Northeast or provide sufficient justification as to why they are seeking funds from outside their own region. Co-PDs may be from outside the region.

Note: In order to receive funding, award recipients will need to meet criteria fulfilling Cornell University and Federal government requirements (see example subaward agreement (.doc) and subcontractor questionnaire (.doc)), and must have a Dun & Bradstreet (D-U-N-S) number. Applicants should therefore review these requirements to ensure they will be able to meet the criteria, if funded.

Available Funds

A total of $300,000 is available for 2016, with a maximum of $50,000 per project depending on project type. There is a 24-month time limit on funded projects.

Contacts

Application Process and Sample Documents

Request for Applications (RFA) and Application Submissions: Applications are submitted via the Center’s online grants database system. The complete RFA and forms required for your application are provided there. You must create an account or login to the system to submit a proposal. The online proposal must be submitted to the Northeastern IPM Center by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on December 1, 2015.

Budget Information: A detailed budget justification is required as part of the application. The sections included in the budget justification and level of detail will vary based on your proposed project. A Sample Budget Justification (PDF) is available to download.

Logic Model Planning and Evaluation Tools: Please see our logic model and evaluation tools page for help with creating effective logic models.

Software for PDF File Conversion: Our proposal submission system requires you to upload documents as PDF files. If you do not already have software to convert files into this format, a list of free PDF conversion software is available to help you. Please convert your electronic document files rather than scanning images of paper printouts whenever possible. Feel free to contact us in advance of the application deadline if you need help converting your grant application files to PDF.