Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants (RIPM)
In 2014, the RIPM program was consolidated into the Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program, administered by USDA NIFA.
2013 RIPM Grants Program
Approximately $600,000 was available to fund grant applications in FY 2013. The Request for Applications (RFA) was released on April 2, 2013 with an application deadline of May 16, 2013.
The Northeast Regional Integrated Pest Management (RIPM) Grant Program supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system, and develop and implement extension and education programs. It favors projects that address priorities developed with stakeholder involvement, will clearly benefit the northeastern region, include a component of environmental stewardship, and show a high likelihood of success.
USDA-NIFA and the IPM Center work together to administer the Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program. The USDA’s National Program Leader for IPM developed the core of the Request for Applications (RFA) in collaboration with the four regional IPM research and extension committees. The RFA is modified annually to reflect program priorities, regional stakeholder priorities, and the level of funding available; revisions are drafted by Centers and approved by USDA.
State agricultural experiment stations, 1862 and 1890 land-grant colleges and universities, including West Virginia State University, 1994 land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 USC 582a et seq.), accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine, and the University of the District of Columbia. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply. Project directors must be based in the Northeast.