The IPM Section 406 Program seeks to solve critical agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The Program is designed to fund the development of new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches or the improvement of existing IPM systems. The program areas included in the IPM Section 406 Program are:
1. Crops at Risk;
2. Risk Avoidance and Mitigation; and
3. Methyl Bromide Transitions.
Projects funded within these program areas will cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems and strategies for implementing integrated crop and pest management programs. All applicants should consider: (1) the evolving science and technology; (2) information identifying IPM practices (e.g., crop profiles and strategic plans); (3) risk mitigation; and (4) the pest management needs of producers. Projects should focus on enhancing grower knowledge and adoption of appropriate IPM practices through extension outreach and demonstrations relevant to ?real-world? systems. Regulatory actions, such as decisions made in implementing the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, environmental issues, and worker safety will continue to impact the availability of chemical and non-chemical IPM practices, thus, these issues should also be considered when developing applications for the IPM Section 406 Program.
The $2,500,000 award ceiling ($625,000 per year for up to four years) is for one program area, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation. See the Request for Applications for award ceilings for the other program areas.
Who can apply:
Native American Organization
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, application forms, etc. click on this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs, STOP 2299, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC, 20250-2299