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 current project types are: (1) IPM Working Groups, (2) IPM Issues, and (3) Regional 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 $400,000 is available for 2015, with a maximum of $50,000 per project depending on project type. There is a 24-month time limit on funded projects.

CONTACTS

  • Grants manager: If you have questions about the program, contact Linda Madeo.
  • Technical support: If you need help submitting proposals or reports online, contact Kevin Judd.
  • Requests for Applications: If you would like to receive notice of RFA releases, sign up to receive our email news.

Application Process and Sample Documents

Request for Applications (RFA) and Application Submissions: Applications are submitted via the Center’s online grants database system. The application period for 2015 grants ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on December 4, 2014.

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 (optional)

Software for PDF File Conversion: Our proposal submission system accepts PDF files; all documents you upload must be in this format. You probably already have software on your computer that can open PDF files, such as the RFA posted above, but you might not have software to convert files into this format. A list of free PDF conversion software is available to help you convert your documents. 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.