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APHIS Holds Webinars to Help Tribal Nations Interested in Seeking Farm Bill Section 10007 Funding to Support Plant Pest and Disease Management Projects

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 open period for submitting funding suggestions to the 2014 Farm Bill began on July 10, 2017, and will continue until August 18, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold two help sessions in July for our Tribal Partners who want to know more about submitting suggestions. Both ‘Suggestion Help Session’ webinars will give you details for submitting suggestions to implement activities under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program of the 2014 Farm Bill.

There will be $75 million available with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). The open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately.

The schedule for the webinars follows:

Friday, July 14, 3:00 pm eastern time
Tribal Nations Session (Suggestion Help Session)

Monday, July 17, 3:00 pm eastern time
Tribal Nations Session

(Suggestion Help Session)

Webinar Details:

Join the VISUAL portion at:

July 14


Meeting ID = FBTribal1

July 17


Meeting ID = FBTribal2

The AUDIO connection information for all the Webinars is the same.

Join the AUDIO portion: Dial Toll-free: +1 (888) 844-9904   Participant code: 7673969

FIRST-TIME USERS of Microsoft Live Meeting

Check your system before the meeting to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.



Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

  1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:


  1. Copy and paste the required (in bold) information:

Meeting ID:

July 14 – FBTribal1

July 17 – FBTribal2

Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usda

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support:


More information about the FY 2018 open period is posted on the Farm Bill Web site. Questions about the FY 2018 open period should be sent to farmbillsection10007@aphis.usda.gov.


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