The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center announces the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $300,000 in total will be available for 2016, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) methods. The program supports three project types: IPM Issues, IPM Working Groups, and IPM Communications.

The Center has run the IPM Partnership Grants Program since 2004, investing almost $5 million in some 250 projects in the Northeast region. The Center is particularly interested this year in projects that address regional priorities within our five Signature Programs (not in order of priority) 1) IPM and Organic Systems, 2) Rural and Urban IPM, 3) Climate Change and Pests, 4) Next Generation Education, and 5) Advanced Production Systems.

Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and individuals are eligible to apply. Project directors (PDs) must reside in the Northeast or provide sufficient justification for seeking funds from outside their own region. Co-PDs may be from outside the region.

Applications must be submitted online and are due by Tuesday, December 1, 2015. An Informational Webinar about the RFA will be held on October 1 at 1 p.m.