NIFA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $12.1 million in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program.

The funding will address threats to U.S. food security from pests, including insects and other arthropods, microbial pathogens, weeds, and vertebrates.

The CPPM program supports research and extension projects that address critical state, regional, and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs, ensure food security, and respond to other major pest challenges. The program encourages projects that establish communication networks and stakeholder participation to increase the impact of the research.

The anticipated amount available for grants in FY 2017 is approximately $4.1 for Applied Research and Development program area, and $8 million for the Extension Implementation Program area.

The deadline for applications is May 9.

See the request for applications for details.