Funding Available from the Western IPM Center

WIPMC Funding (one-page flyer) (PDF* 184K)

Special Issues Grants

Description: This funding is available to respond to special issues in the West. Funding may be requested to bring groups together to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts.

Available Funding: approximately $40,000 per year. The maximum amount per request is $5,000. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented. Funds are available until exhausted.

Requirements: Private individuals and institutions, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. The primary project director must be from within the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam and Northern Marianas); however, collaboration with individuals outside the region is allowed.

Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) Grants

Description: Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs) are developed by growers and other stakeholders to identify the pest management needs and priorities of a particular commodity or site. Each plan focuses on commodity or site pest management issues in a particular state, region, or the nation. The plans take a pest-by-pest approach to identifying the current management practices (chemical and non-chemical) and those under development. Plans also state priorities for research, regulatory activity, and education/training programs needed for transition to alternative pest management practices.

Available Funding: approximately $40,000 per year. Projects are expected to be in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 and must be completed within one year of funding. Funds are available until exhausted.

Requirements: Priority is given to requests that are multi-state or multi-region in scope. Private individuals and institutions, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. The primary project director must be from within the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam and Northern Marianas); however, collaboration with individuals outside the region is encouraged.

Work Group Grants

Description: Competitive proposals are solicited from self-establishing multi-state work groups to address information, resource, and research needs in region-wide or broad area categories including: minor crops, major crops, non-crop areas, IPM metrics and/or impact assessments, urban IPM, cropping systems, geographical issues, school IPM, and other issues. These work groups must enhance communication and collaborations within the region for the IPM topic area addressed by the work group. A work group could also coordinate efforts to develop proposals for funding to address critical issues within the West.

Available Funding: Approximately $50,000 per year is available for this competitive subcontracts program. Requests for funding may be for up to two years. The second year of funding is dependent on continued USDA allocations for the WIPMC. Funding for individual projects may be requested for up to $10,000 annually.

Requirements: Work groups must be multi-state in scope or applicability. Private individuals and institutions, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. Proposals are limited to the following states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam and Northern Marianas.

Addressing Western IPM Issues Grants

Description: Applications are solicited for two types of projects: 1) Outreach (Extension) and Implementation Projects, which enhance outreach efforts that support the wide-scale implementation of IPM methods. This category also includes evaluation and assessment projects relevant to IPM adoption. 2) Research Projects, which develop the research base needed for the construction of comprehensive pest management systems that have a strong likelihood of contributing to ongoing IPM implementation efforts.

Available Funding: Approximately $200,000 each year is available for this competitive subcontracts program. The maximum allowed is $40,000. Proposals may request funding for one year only.

Requirements: Proposals are limited to the following states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and Northern Marianas. Applications from private individuals and institutions, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations are invited. The primary project director must be from within the Western Region; however, collaboration with individuals outside the region is allowed.

Regional Integrated Pest Management (RIPM) Grants (RFA released annually in September)

Description: These grants seek to support the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. This program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system, measure the impacts of IPM adoption, and develop and implement extension education programs.

Available Funding: Approximately $650,000 will is available each year from USDA-CSREES for support of the Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program – Western Region. Of this amount, approximately $420,000 is available for Research projects, $70,000 for Extension projects, and $160,000 for Joint Research-Extension projects.

Requirements: Organizations eligible to receive Research awards are state agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.), and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine. For Research awards 1862 and 1890 land-grant colleges and universities are eligible, including Tuskegee University, and West Virginia State University, and 1994 land-grant institutions are also eligible. Eligibility for Extension awards is limited to 1862 land-grant colleges and universities. Research and Extension personnel from other USDA/IPM regions (North Central, Northeastern, Southern) and other state/territory and federal organizations can participate as members of project teams, but they cannot serve as sole project directors on a proposal submitted to the Western Region RIPM program; i.e., the primary institution must be from a state/territory in the Western Region.

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