The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Southern IPM Grants to enhance the development and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Southern region of the United States.
Donor Name: Southern Integrated Pest Management Center
States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Virginia
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/18/2022
Grant Size: up to $40,000
The purpose of the Southern IPM Center grants program is to increase IPM information and IPM adoption and further IPM implementation in the Southern region. These goals are in line with the goals of the National Roadmap for Integrated Pest Management, and the Crop Protection and Pest Management program, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or USDA-NIFA.
The overall goals of the Southern IPM Center are to:
- increase coordination and improve efficiency of IPM research and Extension efforts,
- facilitate collaboration across states and disciplines, and,
- promote further development and adoption of IPM through regional pest management information networks, collaborative team building, and broad-based stakeholder participation
Projects are expected to advance these goals by contributing to:
- timely responses to emerging issues of regional importance,
- improved communication promoting sound IPM-related decisions within the region,
- promoting further development and adoption of IPM through regional information networks,
- collaborative team building and broad-based stakeholder participation,
- documentation of the impacts and value of IPM strategies, techniques, programs and projects, and,
- building support for IPM among stakeholders including the general public, and policymakers
- Seed Projects
- Capstone Projects
- Working Groups (New or Continuing)
Targeted total funding for all Seed, Capstone, and Working Group projects is $250,000. Most projects are limited to $30,000 although in special circumstances IPM Working Group proposals may qualify for up to $40,000 per proposal.
- Eligible applicants include private individuals and institutions, faculty and qualified staff of four-year universities, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Projects will be considered regardless of commodity or setting, including but not limited to crops, built environments, natural areas, livestock production, wildlife, forest health, and schools.
- The primary Project Director (PD) must be from within the Southern region as defined by USDA-NIFA, and are as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Virginia. For the purpose of this RFA, the term “territory” is used synonymously with the term “state,” and is inferred whenever the term “state” or “states” is used.
- While the primary PD must be from within the Southern region, collaboration with individuals outside the region is both permitted and encouraged. The majority of the project funding must also remain in the Southern region, although some funds may go to PDs from other regions if the work includes other states outside of the Southern region.
For more information, visit Southern Integrated Pest Management Center.