Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants (RIPM)
2013 RIPM Grants Program
The Request for Applications (RFA) was released on April 2, 2013 with an application deadline of May 16, 2013. Approximately $600,000 is available to fund grant applications in FY 2013. Specific grants awarded are generally announced publicly in late summer or early fall. This year's RFA was released later than usual, and as a result, subsequent steps in the review process may be delayed. Projects involving field trials may miss the 2013 field season. This is important since research and research/extension projects in this program have a 3-year time limit without the option for a no-cost extension. Please contact the grants manager, John Ayers, if you have questions about these project start date options.
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.
- Grants manager: If you have questions about this program, contact John Ayers.
- Technical support: If you need help submitting project reports online, contact Kevin Judd.
- Requests for Applications: If you would like to receive notice of RFA releases, sign up for our email list.
Application Process and Sample Documents
Applications are submitted via the federal government's Grants.gov website. Applications must be received by May 16, 2013 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- 2013 Northeastern RIPM RFA (PDF)
- USDA's summary of the RIPM Grant Program (with links to the RFA and Grants.gov application)
- Application Planning Checklist (PDF)
Budget Information: A detailed budget justification is required in the application. The sections included in the budget justification and level of detail will vary based on your proposed project.
- Sample Budget Justification (PDF)
- Additional Budget Form for Joint Research-Extension Projects (Excel file)
Logic Model Planning and Evaluation Tools
- NIFA's IPM planning and evaluation site
- NIFA logic models page
- Background on logic models with links to templates and examples (Univ. of Wisconsin Extension)
- Sample logic model (PDF) (Abawi RIPM 2009)
- "Being Strategic with Grant Writing" (archived webinar) presented by Dr. Anu Rangarajan