The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles
Center to award up to $30K for winning projects
September 13, 2021, Ithaca, NY—The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center has announced the availability of funding through its Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles Grant Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Up to $30,000 in total will be available for 2022, with a maximum of $15,000 per award, to fund updated and new pest management strategic plans (PMSPs) and production/management profiles (PMPs). There is a 12-month time limit on funded projects. Applications must be submitted online and are due by Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Proposals must develop a PMSP or PMP that is significant to the Northeast and pertains to one of the following pest-management applications:
- Livestock enterprise
- Aquatic system
- Turf/playing fields/golf courses/park
- Medical practice
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to develop PMSPs or PMPs for crops, livestock, forestry, or other systems that do not have a plan, or to update outdated PMSPs or PMPs (more than five years old) are encouraged. The Center is particularly interested in proposals for a) low-bush/wild blueberries, b) greenhouse food crops—including fruiting vegetables, greens, hydroponic production, etc., c) hemp, and d) integrated vegetation management (IVM), such as rights-of-way.
Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and individuals are eligible to apply. Project directors (PDs) must reside in the Northeast or provide sufficient justification for seeking funds from outside their own region. Co-PDs may be from outside the region.
For more information on the application process and guidelines, and to download the application, visit the Northeastern IPM Center website at www.northeastipm.org or the RFA announcement page at neipmc.org/go/pmsp-rfa.
About the Northeastern IPM Center
The Northeastern IPM Center fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, a science-based and sustainable approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human-health benefits. For more information on the Northeastern IPM Center, its mission, goals and history, visit www.northeastipm.org.