2023 Funding Opportunity Available from the North Central IPM Center

Request for ProposalsThe two annual requests for application (RFA) are now available from the North Central IPM Center. The Center funds efforts that support integrated pest management (IPM), including Critical Issue (research) projects and Working Group team-building projects. Download the RFAs from the Grants page.


Research efforts related to important pest concerns 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. Approximately $200,000 is available for Working Group projects with a maximum of $20,000 per award. 


New this year, applications are encouraged to include diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the project plan. Strategies for incorporating benefits for underserved communities, women and/or people of color are all relevant additions.

Previous award recipients may apply, especially if project efforts are expanding. 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. 

All applications must be submitted online. The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST (4:00 pm CST). 


The 2023 RFAs along with video tutorials on are available on the North Central IPM website to help you get started. Follow the RFA instructions for submission. The Center will host a Zoom meeting on October 5, 2022, at 9 am EST (8 am CST) to answer questions and provide more information. Be sure to register in advance. Questions may also be sent to northcentral@ncipmc.org.


Funding Working Group projects and Critical Issues projects supports 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.


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).