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Time is Running Out to Apply for DPR Research Grants

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Julie Henderson
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Gavin Newsom

Jared Blumenfeld
Secretary for Environmental Protection

Leia Bailey, Director of Communications
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December 6, 2021

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SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s 2022 research grant application process closes on Dec. 9. The 2022 grant program includes expanded funding for studies and projects to advance the state’s systemwide transition to safer and sustainable pest management practices.

Eligible projects will develop or enhance integrated pest management (IPM) systems or practices. IPM uses the least-toxic, effective approach to control pests. Examples of IPM include biological controls to enhance natural enemies of pests; cultural controls such as crop rotations; or mechanical controls such as trapping; among other methods.

Grants between $50,000 and $3.75 million will be awarded to projects that enhance IPM practices that reduce the use of pesticides and advance DPR’s work to accelerate a transition to safer and sustainable pest management tools and practices that protect public health and the environment.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 9. Visit DPR’s Research Grants website for more information or to apply.

DPR awards research grants annually. Over the past several years, the department has awarded more than $7 million in research grants, greatly bolstering IPM knowledge to benefit all Californians.

For any clarifications or questions, please contact Jordan Weibel at


The California Department of Pesticide Regulation protects human health and the environment by fostering safer and sustainable pest management practices and operating a robust regulatory system to monitor and manage the sale and use of pesticides across the state. DPR’s work includes registering all pesticides sold or used in California, conducting scientific evaluation of pesticides to assess and mitigate potential harm to human health or the environment, monitoring for pesticides in the air and water, and enforcing pesticide regulations in coordination with 55 County Agriculture Commissioners and their 400 field inspectors. DPR also conducts outreach to ensure pesticide workers, farmworkers and local communities have access to safety information. DPR invests in innovative research to encourage the development and adoption of integrated pest management tools and practices. More information about DPR can be found on our website.


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