Alliance Grants Program

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Alliance Grants Program provides funding for projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable integrated pest management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings.

Successful applications will demonstrate strong partnerships, outreach, and/or an educational or training component to promote IPM and the broad application of the proposed IPM systems or practices. The most competitive Alliance Grant projects are those that can serve as a model for similar situations, have a high potential for wide adoption, and do not focus on conducting research (for projects conducting research, see our Research Grants Program).

Application Process and Current Status

The 2024 Alliance Grants solicitation period is now closed. Proposal applications were accepted through January 18, 2024.

The 2024 Alliance Grants Program sought applications that address one or more of the following priority topic areas:

  • IPM for underserved or disadvantaged communities;
  • Decreasing the use of high-risk/high-volume pesticides (such as fumigants like 1,3-dichloropropene or sulfuryl fluoride);
  • Advancement of urban IPM and safer, more sustainable pest management tools and strategies in urban settings;
  • Advancement of IPM and safer, more sustainable pest management tools and strategies in agricultural settings, particularly in settings adjacent to or near a school(s);
  • Meeting the IPM needs of small growers; and/or
  • TWO or more of the three sustainability pillars noted below and referenced in the Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) Roadmap:
    • Human Health and Social Equity,
    • Environmental Protections,
    • Economic Vitality

For reference, the 2024 Alliance Grants proposal application materials are available here: 2024 Alliance Grants proposal application materials.

Informational Videos

DPR staff have produced recorded videos on topics to assist applicants in successfully applying to our Grants Programs. These videos are available on YouTube and include sessions devoted to the following topics:

Funded Pest Management Alliance Grants (2007-present)

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