IPM Enhancement Grant RFA Released
The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 IPM Enhancement Grants Request for Applications (RFA). Deadline for proposals is Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5 PM EST.
All projects must further our mission, which is to foster the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a science-based approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. Funding is outcome-based, and the format of the proposal reflects this. We recommend reading through the entire RFA before beginning your planning.
The IPM Enhancement Grants Program (IPMEP) is a foundational mechanism used by 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 Southern IPM Center 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.
Please be advised that there is a new Proposal/Project Management System (PPMS) for this proposal submission. Allow ample time to enter the information into the system after you have completed the instructions that are outlined in the RFA.
We will conduct a webinar about the technicalities of submitting a proposal into the new PPMS system, to be announced at a later date.