Last day for project suggestions is August 17

Cooperators who wish to submit project suggestions for fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding consideration under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) should do so no later than midnight Hawaii Standard Time/6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on August 18. 

Project suggestions should align with at least one of PPDMDPP goal area:

  • Enhancing plant pest and disease analysis and survey;
  • Targeting domestic inspection activities at vulnerable points in the safeguarding continuum;
  • Enhancing and strengthening pest identification and technology;
  • Safeguarding nursery production;
  • Enhancing mitigation capabilities; and
  • Conducting outreach and education to support these goals.

Detailed submission instructions, including guidance on accessing the Suggestion Submission System, and an explanation of the suggestion evaluation process are available on the APHIS website.

APHIS will host a final, online Help Session Webinar today, to assist stakeholders in accessing the Suggestion Submission System and submitting a suggestion. Details of the Webinar are posted on the APHIS website.

Please send questions about the FY 2019 suggestion submittal and review process to farmbillsection10007@aphis.usda.gov.

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