As part of the state’s goal of transitioning to system-wide adoption of safer, more sustainable pest management practices, the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Grants Programs have enhanced funding available to support projects that advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research, knowledge, tools, outreach, and implementation.
DPR will open applications for the following grant programs:
- The Alliance Grants Program has $1.5 million available for projects up to 2.5 years in length that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and adoption of effective, proven, and affordable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce public health and environmental risks in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings.
- The Research Grants Program has $3.15 million available for projects up to 2.5 years in length that conduct research into sustainable pest management practices in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings that reduce pesticide use or provide alternative methods or practices that could replace pesticides that present a risk to public health and the environment.
For 2023, the solicitation periods will open Monday, July 11, 2022. Applications will be accepted through September 22, 2022 for Research Grants and December 8, 2022 for Alliance Grants.
Once the solicitation period has opened, application information and materials will be available on DPR’s Grants website.