ARDP and EIP Webinars – DATE has CHANGED!

Please note that the date, time, and Adobe Connect link for the CPPM-ARDP webinar has changed. See below.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is hosting two webinars for interested applicants concerning the fiscal year 2017 Request for Applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. More information on this funding opportunity is on NIFA’s website – https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management. Please note that language in the Request for Applications was added for ARDP, page 30, “Response to Previous Review”. We plan to record the webinars for those that are unable to make this date.

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Webinars – Crop Protection and Pest Management Program

NIFA is hosting two webinars for interested applicants concerning the fiscal year 2017 Request for Applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. More information on this funding opportunity is on NIFA’s website – https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management. We plan to record the webinars for those that are unable to make these dates. Continue reading

USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $12.1 in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. Continue reading

USDA Awards $9.4 Million for Safer, More Effective Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made through NIFA’s Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program which have awarded more than $64.5 million since 2014.

“NIFA is making investments to ensure America’s agriculture sector is able to rely on sound scientific approaches to increase production and ensure continued food security in the face of the many challenges including arthropod, weed and disease pests,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “The Crop Protection and Pest Management Program has a history of developing new tools, best management practices and strategies for healthy crop systems while supporting communities with effective, affordable and environmentally sound solutions that reduce potential health risks.”  Continue reading

USDA Announces $4 Million Available to Develop Innovative Pest Management Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $4 million to support research and extension efforts to mitigate pest issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural community. This funding is made through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Program, administered by NIFA. Funding can be used to support projects that will address pest management efforts for both conventional and organic production systems. Funded projects may also develop reduced-risk methods for pest-free homes, schools, parks and recreational areas. Continue reading

RFA for Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) has been released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFA). NIFA is requesting applications only for the Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) area of the CPPM program in this solicitation. NIFA has requested continuation applications for the CPPM Extension Implementation Program and the Regional Coordination Program in separate RFAs. ARDP funds projects that develop new IPM tactics, technologies, practices, and strategies. For programmatic questions, please contact Dr. Herbert Bolton (hbolton@nifa.usda.gov or (202) 401-4201). 

The following Grants.gov link includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282976

Application Deadline:  June 8, 2016

Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs).  The following link includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274745.

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