North Central Integrated Pest Management Center announces FY17 working group and critical issue grant awards

From one of our sister IPM Centers:

The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) provided funding opportunities for two grants programs in FY17 with approximately $450,000 available in funding.

The FY17 NCIPMC Critical Issues Grants Program has funded four projects identified as critical issues that will address needs of regional importance. The program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. Continue reading

Call for statements of interest for year 2 Crop Pest Programs for iPIPE

The iPIPE  call for statements of interest from potential year 2 Crop Pest Program coordinators is now active on the IPM Centers’ site at

Application is pretty simple, with a 1-2 page statement of interest due online by 5 PM EDT August 21, 2015. With this statement of interest process we are assuming university administrations require local approval prior to Aug 21, but will have the opportunity to approve projects (or not) during a subsequent phase of the selection process.

Please share this information as you deem appropriate but especially with those who may be interested in participating in a CPP during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Feel free to contact me or Scott Isard (Email:  Phone: office & cell: 814-865-6290) with questions.

EPA Solicits Proposals for a Project to Analyze and Present the Economics of Integrated Pest Management in Schools

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals for a cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligible organization to research and analyze the economics of integrated pest management in K-12 public and tribal schools in the United States. This will include highlighting such issues as:

  • the costs and/or savings associated with transitioning from regularly scheduled pesticide applications to an IPM program,
  • the economics of reduced pesticide applications,
  • the economic impacts on school districts from absenteeism related to asthma incidence at school, and
  • if feasible, energy savings realized from pest exclusion activities.

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Environmental Solutions for Communities by Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

In 2012, Wells Fargo and NFWF launched the Environmental Solutions for Communities initiative, designed to support projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment.  This five-year initiative is supported through a $15 million contribution from Wells Fargo that will be used to leverage other public and private investments with an expected total impact of over $37.5 million.

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Funding opportunity for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being. Research conducted through the Centers should include substantive areas of science in children’s health while incorporating innovative technologies and approaches and links to the environment. This program encourages strong links between disciplines in the basic, applied, clinical and public health sciences to prevent disease and promote health of all children – See more at:

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the US Environmental Protection Agency


Application due December 22 by 5 PM local time of applicant organization.

Letter of intent due by November 22.