The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center has announced the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2017, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management methods. The program offers a Request for Applications (RFA) for each project type: IPM Issues, IPM Working Groups, and IPM Communications.
The Center has facilitated its IPM Partnership Grants Program since 2004, investing over $5 million in over 250 projects in the Northeast region. In 2016, the Center is particularly interested in projects that address regional priorities within the Center’s five Signature Programs 1) IPM and Organic Systems, 2) Rural and Urban IPM, 3) Climate Change and Pests, 4) Next Generation Education, and 5) Advanced Production Systems.
Applications must be submitted online and are due by Tuesday, November 15, 2016. An Informational Webinar about the RFA will be held on September 20 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information or to download the application, visit the Northeastern IPM Center website here.