The North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announces the availability of funding through its Working Group and Critical Issues programs. The Working Group projects will have approximately $200,000, with a maximum of $20,000 per award. The Critical Issues projects will have approximately $100,000 available, with a maximum of $50,000 per award.
Both the working group projects and the critical issues projects support the North Central IPM Center’s mission of improving health, environmental and economic conditions in the North Central region through leadership and cooperation with diverse stakeholders to increase use of IPM solutions. This mission directly accomplishes the goals of the National IPM Roadmap.
Applications for working group projects and critical issues projects should support the Center’s priorities, which can be found here. These priorities are based upon the Center’s Signature programs and are evaluated annually by regional stakeholders.
Applications must be submitted online and are due by Friday, November 20, 2020, at 5:00 EST. Be sure to download all forms from the online project management system as some forms have been updated. Download the 2021 RFA from the North Central IPM Center website, and follow the RFA instructions for submission. There are video tutorials to help you get started.
The North Central IPM Center is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program.