The North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center will fund Critical Issue and Working Group projects focused on integrated pest management for 2024.
New this year, both projects share the same request for applications (RFA), and they have the same maximum funding amount of $30,000 as well. The Center has approximately $300,000 to distribute and expects to fund about 10 projects.
The 2024 RFA, along with video tutorials for using the online grant system, are available on the “Apply for Funding” page. A Q&A webinar will be held on Monday, September 25 at 11:00 ET (10:00 AM CT). Be sure to register in advance. Questions may also be sent to email@example.com.
Applicants are encouraged to align Critical Issue and Working Group proposals with the Center’s priorities. These priorities are based on the Center’s signature programs and are evaluated annually by regional stakeholders. Emphasizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in your project plan is imperative. Strategies that aim to bring benefits to underserved communities, including women and people of color are highly relevant and welcome. While past award recipients are eligible to apply, preference will be given to projects that describe plans for new goals or increasing collaboration.
All applications must be submitted online. The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET (4:00 pm CT).
Funding Critical Issue and Working Group projects support the North Central IPM Center’s mission to improve the health, environment and economic conditions in the North Central region while using IPM to address pest-related challenges. This mission directly accomplishes the goals of the National IPM Roadmap.
Watch for other funding opportunities from the Center, which are coming soon!
The North Central IPM Center is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (2022-70006-38001).