Funding to support integrated pest management (IPM) efforts for 2022 is available through the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center. Awards are available for efforts to increase partnerships and outreach activities through the Working Group program. Approximately $200,000 is available for Working Group projects, with a maximum of $20,000 per award. Research efforts related to important pest concerns and/or management of these pests may receive funding through the Critical Issues program. Approximately $100,000 is available for Critical Issues projects, with a maximum of $50,000 per award.
Previous award recipients may apply, especially if additional funding will be used to expand efforts. Applications for working group projects and critical issues projects should support the Center’s priorities. These priorities are based upon the Center’s Signature programs and are evaluated annually by regional stakeholders.
Providing funds for Working Group projects and Critical Issues projects supports 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.
All applications must be submitted online. The application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021, at 5:00 EST. Download the 2022 RFAs from the North Central IPM Center website, where there are video tutorials to help you get started. Follow the RFA instructions for submission and direct questions to Lynnae Jess at email@example.com.
The North Central IPM Center is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (2018-70006-28883).