Research Grants Program
OverviewThe Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR’s) Research Grants Program provides funding for projects that develop pest management practices that reduce the impacts on public health and the environment of pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or are considered to be high-risk, through the development and enhancement of integrated pest management (IPM) systems. Please see the Alliance Grants Program for funding opportunities that promote the adoption and implementation of effective IPM systems and practices.
Application Process and Current Status
The Pest Management Research Grants Program has a two-step application process. In Step 1, applicants will complete and submit a Concept Application that will be reviewed by DPR staff to determine if the applicant meets all eligibility requirements (as defined in the Solicitation). In Step 2, eligible applicants will be invited to complete and submit a Proposal Application that will be reviewed by DPR staff and the Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC). DPR’s Director will consider the recommendations of DPR staff and PMAC when selecting projects for funding.
The 2021 Research Grants Solicitation period is now closed. The 2022 Research Grants Solicitation period will open in Fall 2021.
Alternatives to chlorpyrifos research projects were funded through a special one-time allocation from California’s General Fund. The funds were used to support research projects that advance safer, more sustainable pest management alternatives to chlorpyrifos with the goal of developing and fostering integrated pest management practices (IPM) that can be voluntarily adopted in lieu of using chlorpyrifos.
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