EPA is promoting the expanded use of a smart, safe and sustainable approach to pest control in schools. To provide greater protection for children’s health by employing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a means of reducing pest and pesticide risk, EPA has increased its commitment and directed resources to support increased adoption of IPM by schools nationwide. This effort is intended to accelerate the move of school IPM from demonstration to implementation to ensure that the millions of children in our nation’s schools will benefit from the protection afforded by quality IPM programs.
As part of this commitment, they have established a grant program to support projects that, through research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstrations or studies, will support recipients’ efforts to increase IPM adoption by kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools. School IPM grants are offered as funds are available. Application opportunities are posted on this website.