NIFA Request for Proposals: Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

Deadline: 9 May 2017

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for its “Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program (CCPM)” to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels.

The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health.

The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,100,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the CPPM program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) (see Part III, B and Part VIII, E for more information), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

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