APHIS Announces FY 2019 Open Period Dates for the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today the dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 open period for submitting suggestions to implement the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program.  The FY 2019 open period will last seven weeks from July 2, 2018, through August 17, 2018.  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.

APHIS will offer webinars in the coming days to assist anyone who is planning to submit a suggestion.  Webinar dates and audio and visual access info, which are also posted on the APHIS Web site, are as follows:

Date Time Link Meeting # Password
Friday, July 6 3PM (EDT) https://aphis-usda.webex.com/aphis-usda/j.php?MTID=mbc27ffb5c41496e8ce6b6232dcbbd52b 960 741 010 Bi8CJtJx
Tuesday, July 10 11AM (EDT)


https://aphis-usda.webex.com/aphis-usda/j.php?MTID=mf8c515c38355688bbf672b93d26ed5f9 961 420 684 KzPn3Mmp
Tuesday, July 10 3PM (EDT) https://aphis-usda.webex.com/aphis-usda/j.php?MTID=ma2709b9010f681e19b1c3c3d76a12191 965 490 407 hjqXBamw

We will host these Webinars on CISCO Webex. Please be aware that you do not need to install the Webex add-on to view the presentation. Instead, you can run the temporary application by selecting the following options:

When you see the prompt: “Select Install or Allow to install the CISCO Webex add-on. Having trouble joining? Go here.” Click the “Go here” link.

When you see the next prompt: “Having trouble joining?  Try one of these options,” Select the first option: “Run a temporary application to join this meeting immediately.”

The toll-free call-in for all sessions is: 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 7673969

Please send questions to:  farmbillsection10007@aphis.usda.gov


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