Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.

Deadline: April 16, 2019

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Areas of Interest

In FY 2019, NIFA is soliciting new applications for one of the program areas supported by the CPPM program, ARDP. The CPPM program, through ARDP (Applied Research and Development Program), will provide funding for Plant Protection Tactics and Tools (focus area one), Enhancing Agricultural Biosecurity (focus area three), and IPM for Sustainable Communities (focus area four).

Eligibility Requirements

Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) to the CPPM program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanicserving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities. Section 406(b) of AREERA (7 U.S.C. 7626), was amended by section 7206 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to add the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions as eligible to apply for grants under this authority.

Amount Description

The anticipated amount available for CPPM grants in FY 2019 is $18.1 million. Of this amount, approximately $10 million will be used to fund some Extension Implementation Program Area (EIP) projects and $4.1 million for Regional Coordination Program Area (RCP) through continuation awards and the anticipated remaining amount of approximately $4.0 million will be used for ARDP. 

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

April 16, 2019