Center Announces Funding for IPM Projects, Strategic Plans, Production/Management Profiles
The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announces two funding opportunities through its grants programs, supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).
For both programs, there is a 12-month time limit on funded projects, and the application deadline is November 11, 2021.
IPM Partnership Grants
Each year, the Center offers funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program. Funded projects must foster the development and adoption of IPM, address or identify regional priorities, and benefit the northeastern region at large.
The program supports three project types:
- IPM Applied Research
- IPM Working Groups
- IPM Communications
Up to $150,000 in total will be available for 2022, generally with a maximum of $30,000 per award, although Applied Research projects that include an 1890 land-grant institution or Native American-affiliated organization may apply for up to $40,000.
For more information or to apply for a Partnership Grant, visit neipmc.org/go/cnJQ.
Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles
The Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles Grants Program aims to fund new and updated pest management strategic plans (PMSPs) and production/management profiles (PMPs).
We encourage proposals to develop PMSPs or PMPs for crops, livestock, forestry, or other systems that do not have a plan, or to update outdated PMSPs or PMPs (those that are more than five years old).
The Center is particularly interested in proposals for:
- Low-bush/wild blueberries
- Greenhouse food crops—including fruiting vegetables, greens, hydroponic production, etc.
- Integrated vegetation management (IVM), such as rights-of-way
Up to $30,000 in total will be available for 2022, with a maximum of $15,000 per award.
For more information or to apply for a PMSP or PMP grant, visit neipmc.org/go/gRwL.