Research Grants Program

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Research Grants Program provides funding for research projects that advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) knowledge in agricultural, urban, and wildland settings. Projects should focus on reducing impacts to public health or the environment from pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or considered high-risk.

Please see the Alliance Grants Program for funding opportunities that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable IPM systems and practices.

Application Process and Current Status

The 2023 Research Grants Solicitation period is now open. Proposal Applications will be accepted through September 22, 2022.

The 2023 Research Grants Proposal Application materials are available here: 2023 Research Grants Proposal Application Materials

Dates and Deadlines

DPR-hosted virtual informational meetings will take place via Zoom to provide applicants with additional information and to answer questions about the Proposal Application and grant funding processes on the dates and times listed above. Each meeting has a general topic and will include a presentation by DPR staff with time at the end for any questions. There is no registration process – attendance is open to anyone interested in attending. If you are unable to attend, sessions will be recorded and uploaded to this website.

Funded Pest Management Research Grants (2013 - present)

Funded Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Research Grants (2019 - present)

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.

For questions, please contact:
Jordan Weibel
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015