The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 RFA for the Crop Protection and Pest Management program.

The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program addresses 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 increase food security and respond effectively to other major societal challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, environmentally sound and will help protect 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 supporting more vital communities.

Applications must be received by by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CPPM-004531 

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page:  This page includes links to the request for applications (RFA), the NIFA Application Guide, and the application package. Synopsis Page:  This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package. Application Package:  This page links to the application instructions and the application package.

If you have questions after reading the RFA, please contact: Dr. Herb Bolton – (Regional Coordination Program Area (RCP), or (202) 401-4201; Dr. Marty Draper – Extension Implementation Program Area (EIP), or (202) 401-1990; or Robert Nowierski – Applied Research and Development Program Area (ARDP), or (202) 401-4900.

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