2021 IPM Enhancement Grants


Deadline for proposal submission is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5pm EST

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 IPM Enhancement Grants Request for Applications (RFA). Deadline for proposals is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5 PM EST.

The IPM Enhancement Grants Program (IPMEP) is a foundational mechanism used by the Southern IPM Center (SIPMC) to address important issues affecting the region that has produced many significant outputs and favorable outcomes addressing Global Food Security challenges including invasive species, endangered species, pest resistance, and impacts resulting from regulatory actions. We use a competitive process each year to solicit and select projects for funding. 

We recommend reading through the entire RFA before beginning your planning and to give yourself ample time to enter your information into our online grant management system.

Funding Categories

  • Seed Projects
  • Capstone Projects
  • Working Groups (New or Continuing)

Funding Amounts

Targeted total funding for all Seed, Capstone, and Working Group projects is $250,000. Most projects are limited to $30,000 although in special circumstances IPM Working Group proposals may qualify for up to $40,000 per proposal.

See previous awardees here.

Access the RFA


SIPMC is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and addresses the Southern Region. SIPMC coordinates, enhances and facilitates the flow of IPM resources and information regionally with activities including grants management, data acquisition and sharing, and infrastructure development.