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New Funding Opportunities From the USDA

National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive Parents (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster/adoptive parents. Deadline: July 10, 2017. Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services (HHS). Department of… Read more »


NIFA Announces $6 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of approximately $6 million to support agriculturally relevant research on the symbiotic relationship between plants and other living organisms. The Plant-Biotic Interactions program is a joint funding opportunity established through a partnership between NIFA and the National Science… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2017 Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000 Award Ceiling: $250,000 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through… Read more »


USDA Announces $6 Million to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Midwest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The funding, made available by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality… Read more »


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) has announced $12.1 million in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research and extension projects that address critical state, regional, and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs, ensure food security, and… Read more »


USDA Announces $15 Million Available to Protect and Enhance Agricultural Wetlands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made up to $15 million available for conservation partnerships that provide technical and financial assistance for on-farm wetland conservation in fiscal year (FY) 2017. These funds are made available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), a key component of the Agricultural Conservation… Read more »


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces New Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced funding available for research on next generation pesticides, sustainable community projects and canola research. $1.8 million in funding is now available for new research on environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding is… Read more »


CA DPR’s 2017/2018 Pest Management Alliance Grant Solicitation Now Available

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR’s) 2017/2018 Pest Management Alliance Grant Solicitation is now available. A total of $400,000 is available for projects that focus on adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices in agricultural settings near schools. DPR will consider projects for terms of up to 33 months. If you are interested in… Read more »


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) has 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)… Read more »


Western IPM Center Annual Grants RFA Available Today

The Western IPM Center grant program request for applications is now available. Applications are due in approximately 60 days – December 9, 2016 – for projects that begin in spring of 2017. There will be about $250,000 in funding available for one-year grants in the following categories: Project Initiation, which begin new IPM research. $30,000 maximum…. Read more »