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Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

CPPM was created to consolidate five previous NIFA programs with related purposes. CPPM will provide funding to address critical state, regional and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs to ensure food security and effectively respond to other major societal challenges.

The CPPM program supports projects that address high priority IPM challenges with coordinated state, regional, and national research and extension efforts. The impact of these research and extension efforts will be increased by the establishment of communication networks and stakeholder participation in setting priorities.

Effective FY 2014, the CPPM program provided support for projects to conduct applied research and development, extension implementation, and regional coordination.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status

Active

Program Number

10.329

Federal Agency/Office

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Type(s) of Assistance Offered

Project Grants (Discretionary)

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2014: For FY 2014:

For Fiscal Year 2014:
Approximately 130 applications were received.
Approximately 70 proposals were funded by the September 30th Fiscal Year End (FYE).

Funding Ratio is approximately 54%.

Range of Awards: $40,000 to $ 1,150,000.

The CPPM Competitive Grants Program was initiated in FY 2014; awards were completed by September 30th Fiscal Year End (FYE). Fiscal Year 2015: For FY 2015:
Actual data for awards for FY 2015 will not be available until FYE 2015. Projections of awards for funded projects in FY 2015 include projects for three program areas: Regional Coordination Program Area, Extension Implementation Program Area, and the Applied Research and Development Program Area.

NIFA anticipates funding four continuation Regional Coordination Program Area projects of $1,000,000 each to fund one Regional Integrated Pest Management Center in each USDA region. The first award for each of these continuation projects was initially awarded in FY 2014.

NIFA anticipates funding 49 continuation Extension Implementation Program Area projects ranging from $62,500 to $289,000 to fund an extension integrated pest management coordination project at eligible institutions. The first award for each of these continuation projects initially was awarded in FY 2014.

NIFA anticipates funding new 13-23 awards for the Applied Research and Development Program Area in FY 2015. NIFA has received approximately 45 applications. Awards ranging from $175,000 to $300,000 will fund integrated pest management research (single-function), research-led, or extension-led projects for 2 – 4 years. Anticipated Funding Ratio is approximately 29%. Fiscal Year 2016: For FY 2016:
In FY 2016, NIFA anticipates funding four continuation Regional Coordination Program Area projects of $1,000,000 each to fund one Regional Integrated Pest Management Center in each USDA region initially awarded in FY 2014.

NIFA anticipates funding 49 continuation Extension Implementation Program Area projects ranging from $62,500 to $289,000 to fund an extension integrated pest management coordination project at eligible institutions initially awarded in FY 2014.

NIFA anticipates funding 13-23 new awards for the Applied Research and Development Program Area in FY 2015. These awards from $175,000 to $300,000 will fund integrated pest management research (single-function), research-led, or extension-led projects for 2 – 4 years. Anticipated Funding Ratio is approximately 29% to 51%.

Authorization

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (H.R. 3547) provided NIFA with funding for competitive grants programs authorized under section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626), including the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. These funds are available to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities. Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this program, the Secretary may award grants to colleges and universities (as defined by section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103)), as amended, on a competitive basis for projects that address priorities in United States agriculture and involve integrated research, education, and extension activities, as determined by the Secretary in consultation with the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. , 7 U.S.C 7626.

Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility

Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the CPPM program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

For the purposes of this program, the terms “college” and “university” mean an educational institution in any state which (1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; (2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; (3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree is awarded; (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and (5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. Applications also may be submitted by 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (see Part VIII, E), HSACUs, and research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Section 7206 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 amended section 406(b) of AREERA to add the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions as eligible to apply for grants under this authority.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the CPPM program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

For the purposes of this program, the terms “college” and “university” mean an educational institution in any state which (1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; (2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; (3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree is awarded; (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and (5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. Applications also may be submitted by 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (see Part VIII, E), HSACUs, and research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Section 7206 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 amended section 406(b) of AREERA to add the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions as eligible to apply for grants under this authority.

Credentials/Documentation

Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM) – each applicant (unless excepted under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to: (i) Be registered in SAM before submitting its application; (ii) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (iii) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. It also must state that the Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant.

Applicants must furnish the information required in the request for applications (RFAs). Successful applicants recommended for funding must furnish the information and assurances requested during the award documentation process. These include, but are not limited to the following:

Organizational Management Information – Specific management information relating to an applicant shall be submitted on a one time basis, with updates on an as needed basis, as part of the responsibility determination prior to the award of a grant identified under this RFA, if such information has not been provided previously under this or another NIFA program. NIFA will provide copies of forms recommended for use in fulfilling these requirements as part of the preaward process. Although an applicant may be eligible based on its status as one of these entities, there are factors which may exclude an applicant from receiving Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits under this program (e.g., debarment or suspension of an individual involved or a determination that an applicant is not responsible based on submitted organizational management information). This information collection is approved under OMB Circular Control No. 0524-0026, “Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Agriculture Regulations Assuring Civil Rights, Compliance and Organization Information.”. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles applies to this program.

What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure

All RFAs are published on the Agency’s website and Grants.gov.

Applicants must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Formal applications are solicited and should be submitted to USDA, NIFA, as outlined in the guidelines and/or request for applications. Application procedures are contained in the guidelines or request for applications.

Applications should be submitted as outlined in the RFA. Applications must follow the instructions provided per Grants.Gov and in the Agency guide to submitting applications via Grants.gov.

Award Procedure

Applications are subjected to a system of peer and merit review in accordance with section 103 of the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7613) by a panel of qualified scientists and other appropriate persons who are specialists in the field covered by the proposal. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the NIFA Authorized Departmental Officer (ADO) shall make grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose applications are judged most meritorious under the procedures set forth in the RFA.

Reviewers will be selected based upon training and experience in relevant scientific, extension, or education fields, taking into account the following factors:

(a) The level of relevant formal scientific, technical education, or extension experience of the individual, as well as the extent to which an individual is engaged in relevant research, education, or extension activities;

(b) the need to include as reviewers experts from various areas of specialization within relevant scientific, education, or extension fields;

(c) the need to include as reviewers other experts (e.g., producers, range or forest managers/operators, and consumers) who can assess relevance of the applications to targeted audiences and to program needs;

(d) the need to include as reviewers experts from a variety of organizational types (e.g., colleges, universities, industry, state and Federal agencies, private profit and non-profit organizations) and geographic locations;

(e) the need to maintain a balanced composition of reviewers with regard to minority and female representation and an equitable age distribution; and

(f) the need to include reviewers who can judge the effective usefulness to producers and the general public of each application.

Evaluation Criteria will be delineated in the RFA.

2 CFR Part 200 – Subpart C and Appendix I apply to this program.

2 CFR Part 400 applies to this program.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Approval/Disapproval Decision Time

From 30 to 180 days. Specific details are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA) each fiscal year.

Information is also available via our website and may be obtained via the Grants.gov website. Respective links are provided below:

http://nifa.usda.gov/grants
http://www.grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

2 CFR Part 200 – Subparts D & E apply to this program.

Renewals

Specific details are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA).

How are proposals selected?

Within guidelines established for the program as described in the Request for Application (RFA).

How may assistance be used?

The new CPPM program provides support for three linked programs that emphasize research (discovery), extension (translation) of that knowledge, and enhanced coordination, collaboration and communications among related CPPM programs and grantees. The three program areas are:

Applied Research and Development Program Area (ARDP) –
To enhance the development and implementation of innovative, ecologically-based, sustainable IPM tactics and strategies that address regional and/or national IPM priorities.

Extension Implementation Program Area (EIP) –
To assure the implementation of IPM through extension activities and coordination with other EIP grantees and other CPPM program areas based on defined state, multi-state, regional, national, or international needs.

Regional Coordination Program Area (RCP) –
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. Section 716 of the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2014, limits indirect costs to 30 percent of the total Federal funds provided under each award. Therefore, when preparing budgets, you should limit your request for the recovery of indirect costs to the lesser of your institution’s official negotiated indirect cost rate or the equivalent of 30 percent of total Federal funds awarded.

When NIFA is not the cognizant Federal agency. The applicant should use the current negotiated indirect cost rate established by its cognizant Federal agency (the agency that provides the most funds). If awarded, the applicant will be required to produce a negotiated indirect cost rate agreement from the cognizant agency in order to recover indirect costs. Applicants may request (i.e., budget) indirect costs using the lesser of: (a) the negotiated rate; or (b) the maximum statutory rate stated in the Request for Application, if any. If unable to obtain a negotiated rate from its cognizant agency, the applicant is not permitted indirect cost reimbursement. Rather, the applicant may only be reimbursed for allowable direct costs. Violation of Cost Accounting Standards is not permitted when re-budgeting or charging costs to awards.

When NIFA is the cognizant Federal agency. If the applicant does not have a negotiated rate, and NIFA is the cognizant agency, the applicant must calculate an indirect cost rate in order to request indirect costs. NIFA’s indirect cost website provides several sample indirect cost rate calculations. NIFA’s website is found at: http://nifa.usda.gov/business/indirect_cost_process.html.

During the application process, the applicant is not required to complete the entire indirect cost package identified on NIFA’s website. Rather, the applicant need only calculate an indirect cost rate to serve as a basis for requesting indirect costs. If awarded, the applicant will be required to submit a complete Indirect Cost Proposal (ICP) package as explained on NIFA’s indirect cost website.

Grant funds awarded under this authority may not be used to renovate or refurbish research, education, or extension space; purchase or install fixed equipment in such space; or the plan, repair, rehabilitate, acquire, or construction of buildings or facilities. Fully discretionary.

What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting

Program Reports:
Grantees are to submit initial project information, quarterly, and annual reports to NIFA’s electronic, Web-based inventory system that facilitates both grantee submissions of project outcomes and public access to information on Federally-funded projects. The details of these reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions. NIFA uses the SF-425, Federal Financial Report to monitor cash. Progress Reports:
Grantees are required to submit initial project information and annual summary reports to NIFA’s electronic, Web-based inventory system that facilitates both grantee submissions of project outcomes and public access to information on Federally-funded projects.

The details of these reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions.

In general, the program report should include a summary of the overall progress toward project objectives, current problems, or unusual developments. In addition, projections for the upcoming quarter’s program activities, along with any other pertinent information may be included. The Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and a detailed line-item expenditures report should support the reported program activity.

An Annual Performance Report must be submitted within 90 days after the completion of the first year of the project, and annually thereafter during the life of the grant. Generally, the Annual Performance Reports should include a summary of the overall progress toward project objectives, current problems or unusual developments, the next year’s activities, and any other information that is pertinent to the ongoing project or which may be specified in the terms and conditions of the award. Expenditure Reports:
Grantees are to submit initial project information, quarterly, and annual reports to NIFA’ s electronic, Web-based inventory system that facilitates both grantee submissions of project outcomes and public access to information on Federally-funded projects.

The details of these reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions.

The Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and a detailed line-item expenditures report should support the reported program activity.

A final Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is due within 90 days of the expiration date of the grant and should be submitted to the Awards Management Branch, Office of Extramural Programs at the address listed below, in accordance with instructions contained in 2 CFR 3430.55 (also refer to Section 3015.82 of the Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations).

Awards Management Division (AMD)
Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
STOP 2271
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-2271
Telephone: (202) 401-4986

The details of these reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions. Performance Monitoring:

Grantees are required to submit initial project information, quarterly, and annual summary reports to NIFA’s electronic, Web-based inventory system that facilitates both grantee submissions of project outcomes and public access to information on Federally-funded projects.

The details of these reporting requirements are included in the award terms and conditions.

Auditing

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F – Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subpart F—Audit Requirements nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity’s fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. A non-Federal entity that expends less than $750,000 during the non-Federal entity’s fiscal year in Federal awards is exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in § 200.503. Relation to other audit requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO).

This program is also subject to audit by the cognizant Federal audit agency and the USDA Office of Inspector General.

Records

In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, § 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Grantees shall maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for authorized purposes. Grant-related records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and must be retained at least three (3) years. Records must be retained beyond the three (3) year period if litigation is pending or audit findings have not been resolved.

2 CFR Part 200, Subpart D applies to this program.

Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: When a grant provides a particular benefit to a specific agricultural commodity, the grant recipient must match awarded USDA funds with cash and in-kind contributions on dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources (see RFA for specific details).

NIFA may waive the matching funds requirement for a grant if we determine that:
(a) the results of the project, while of particular benefit to a specific agricultural commodity, are likely to be applicable to agricultural commodities generally; or
(b) the project involves a minor commodity, the project deals with scientifically important research, and the grant recipient is unable to satisfy the matching funds requirement.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

From one (1) to five (5) years.

2 CFR Part 200, Subpart D applies to this program. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability (IFPS) 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2240, , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Policy@nifa.usda.gov Phone: (202) 401-1761 Fax: (202) 401-1782

Website Address

http://nifa.usda.gov/program/crop-protection-and-pest-management-competitive-grants-program

Financial Information
Account Identification

12-1502-0-1-352.

Obligations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $16,210,479; FY 15 est $16,320,482; and FY 16 est $16,252,444 – The difference between the appropriation and obligation numbers reflects legislatively authorized set-asides deducted as appropriate, and in some cases the availability of obligational authority from prior years.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per competitive project grant or cooperative agreement are established, these will be announced in the program announcement or Request for Application (RFA).

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

The following federal statutes and regulations represent general administrative requirements which apply to NIFA federal assistance programs. These include, but are not limited to the ones listed below.

2 CFR Part 25 – Universal Identifier and Central Contractor Registration

2 CFR Part 170 – Reporting Subaward and Executive Compensation Information

2 CFR Part 175 – Award Term for Trafficking in Persons

2 CFR Part 180 and Part 417 – OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Government-Wide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and USDA Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension

2 CFR Part 182 – Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)

2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

2 CFR Part 400 – USDA implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

2 CFR Part 415 – General Program Administrative Regulations

2 CFR Part 416 – USDA General Program Administrative Regulations for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments

2 CFR Part 417 – Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension

2 CFR Part 418 – New Restrictions on Lobbying

2 CFR Part 421 – Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)

2 CFR Part 422—Research Institutions Conducting USDA-Funded Extramural Research; Research Misconduct.

7 CFR Part 1, subpart A—USDA implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and 7 CFR Part 3404, Public Information.

7 CFR Part 1c—USDA Implementation of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

7 CFR Part 3—USDA implementation of OMB Circular No. A-129 regarding debt collection

7 CFR Part 15, subpart A—USDA implementation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended

7 CFR Part 331 and 9 CFR Part 121—USDA implementation of the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002

7 CFR Part 3407—USDA procedures to implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended

7 CFR Part 3418—Stakeholder Input Requirements for Recipients of Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension Formula Funds

7 CFR Part 3419—Matching Funds Requirement for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds at 1890 Land–Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, and at 1862 Land–Grant Institutions in Insular Areas

7 CFR Part 3430—Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Financial Assistance Programs–General Award Administrative Provisions

7 CFR Part 3434—Hispanic–Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities Certification Process

29 U.S.C. 794 (section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and 7 CFR Part 15b (USDA implementation of statute) —prohibiting discrimination based upon physical or mental handicap in federally-assisted programs

35 U.S.C. 200 et seq. —Bayh Dole Act, controlling allocation of rights to inventions made by employees of small business firms and domestic nonprofit organizations, including universities, in federally-assisted programs (implementing regulations are contained in 37 CFR Part 401)

44 U.S.C. 3551-3558 (Pub. L. 113–283) – Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). Applies to awardees if it will collect, store, process, transmit, or use information on behalf of NIFA.

Executive Order 13513, Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging while Driving (Oct. 1, 2009).

NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide—a compendium of basic NIFA policies and procedures that apply to all NIFA awards, unless there are statutory, regulatory, or award-specific requirements to the contrary.

In addition, the following represent Program-Specific requirements:

7 CFR Part 3400 – Special Research Grants Program (for CFDA 10.200)

7 CFR Part 3401—Rangeland Research Grants Program (CFDA 10.200)

7 CFR Part 3402—Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program (CFDA 10.210).

7 CFR Part 3403—Small Business Innovation Research Grants Program (CFDA 10.212)

7 CFR Part 3405—Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (CFDA 10.217)

7 CFR Part 3406—1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program (CFDA 10.216)

7 CFR Part 3415 – Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (CFDA 10.219)

7 CFR Part 3431—Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (CFDA 10.313)

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2014: For FY 2014:
The CPPM Competitive Grants Program was initiated in FY 2014. Awards were finalized by the Fiscal Year End (FYE). The following are examples of funded projects:

The Arizona Pest Management Center: Developing, Disseminating & Delivering High-Impact IPM Programs

Crop Protection and Pest Management for Alaska`s Emerging Farmers and Ranchers

Promoting IPM and Enhancing Decision Making Among Kansas Stakeholders Through Innovative Programming

Innovative IPM outreach programming to enhance IPM adoption in Wisconsin agronomic and specialty crops

Southern IPM Center Partnership

A Western IPM Center Led by California, Oregon, and Arizona

An Integrated Pest Management Program for New York State

Pennsylvania Extension Integrated Pest Management for Agriculture and Communities

Evaluation of an intelligent intra-row cultivator for weed management in vegetable crops

Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Crape Myrtle Bark Scale, a New Exotic Pest

“Prospective” Resistance Management: Empowering Growers to Partition Chemistry in Space and Time

Developing and Delivering a Bio-Economic Decision-Support Tool for Guiding Integrated Management of Palmer Amaranth

Cotton crop risk in changing environments: interaction of drought stress and early season arthropod pests. Fiscal Year 2015: For FY 2015:
Awards for funded projects in FY 2015 are anticipated to include projects for three program areas: Regional Coordination Program Area, Extension Implementation Program Area, and the Applied Research and Development Program Area.

Examples of award titles for the continuation Regional Coordination Program Area projects initially awarded in FY 2014 are: (1) Northeastern IPM Center, 2014-2018 and (2) Southern IPM Center Partnership.

Examples of award titles for the 49 continuation Extension Implementation Program Area projects initially awarded in FY 2014 are (1) Missouri IPM Program, (2) Extension Implementation in North Dakota, (3) Promoting IPM and Enhancing Decision making Among Kansas Stakeholders through Innovative Programming, and (4) Innovative IPM Outreach Programming to Enhance IPM Adoption in Wisconsin Agronomic Crops.

Examples of awards for the Applied Research and Development Program Area will not be available until FYE, but will include integrated pest management topics within agricultural, recreational, suburban, and urban ecosystems. Fiscal Year 2016: For FY 2016:
Awards for funded projects in FY 2016 are anticipated to include projects on integrated pest management topics for three program areas: Regional Coordination Program Area, Extension Implementation Program Area, and the Applied Research and Development Program Area.

In FY 2016 NIFA anticipates awarding the four continuation awards for the Regional Coordination Program Area as described above for Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers.

In FY 2016 NIFA anticipates awarding the 49 continuation awards for the Extension Implementation Program Area as described above.

In fiscal year 2016 NIFA anticipates soliciting new proposals for projects for the Applied Research and Development Program Area in FY 2015. These awards will fund integrated pest management research (single-function), research-led, or extension-led projects. Applied Research (single-function) projects will develop innovative, ecologically-based, sustainable IPM strategies and systems that address regional and/or national IPM priorities. Research-led projects enhance the adoption of innovative, ecologically-based, sustainable IPM strategies and systems. Extension-led projects extend implementation of innovative, ecologically-based, sustainable IPM strategies and systems by IPM practitioners and growers.

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