IPM Enhancement Grants


Next RFA expected in Fall 2021


IPM Enhancement Grants Program Overview

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. 

The priorities for this grant are stakeholder-identified and based on the IPM Road Map.

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.

Sample 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.