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New for 2022

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is pleased to announce enhancements for the 2022 Alliance and Research Grants Programs!

The 2022 Alliance and Research Grants Programs include an expanded funding commitment to support the state’s goal of transitioning to system-wide adoption of sustainable pest management.

  • The 2022 Alliance Grants Program will award projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1.8 million that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective and proven integrated pest management (IPM) systems or practices.
  • The 2022 Research Grants Program will award projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $3.75 million 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 IPM systems.

In addition to expanded funding, the 2022 Grants Programs will feature two additional important changes: an extended solicitation period and a streamlined application process consisting of a Proposal Application only (instead of the previous Concept Application and Proposal Application process).

Do you want to contribute to DPR’s mission to protect human health and the environment by fostering reduced-risk pest management practices and supporting the state’s transition to sustainable pest management? Consider applying to our Grants Programs!

Overview

The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR’s) Pest Management Grants Program has two grant opportunities: the Alliance Grants Program and the Research Grants Program. Proposal Applications submitted to either grant program are reviewed and ranked by DPR staff and the Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), a stakeholder group established in 1992 to assist DPR in identifying and promoting integrated pest management (IPM) practices that reduce the risk of pesticide use to public health and the environment. Funding recommendations are provided to DPR’s Director who determines which applications will be funded.

Alliance Grants Program

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

The 2022 Alliance Grants Solicitation period is now open. Proposal Applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 5:00 pm PDT.

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, and have a high potential for wide adoption.

2022 Alliance Grants Proposal Application Materials

Research Grants Program

The Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR's) Research Grants Program was established to promote the development of reduced risk pesticide use practices by funding research that contributes to the advancement of integrated pest management (IPM) systems. Voluntary adoption of IPM systems reduces potential impacts without the need for regulation by reducing the use of high-risk pesticides. Once the performance of such IPM systems has been established through research, interested organizations may wish to apply for an Alliance Grant, which can be used to demonstrate and promote adoption of the IPM systems.

The 2022 Research Grants Solicitation period is now open. Proposal Applications will be accepted through Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 5:00 pm PST.

2022 Research Grants Proposal Application Materials

Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC)

The Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) was established in 1992 to assist the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) in identifying and promoting integrated pest management (IPM) practices that reduce the risk of pesticide use to public health and the environment. Committee members review Research and Alliance Grant proposals, rank them based on the criteria stated in either the Research Grant Guidance Document or the Alliance Grant Guidance Document, and PMAC provides its funding recommendation to DPR’s Director. PMAC consists of 30 members. For information about the current roster, please visit PMAC’s membership roster (PDF). PMAC typically meets up to four times per year virtually or at DPR’s headquarters in Sacramento. For more information about the meetings, please visit the PMAC 2022 meeting schedule.

Other Funding Opportunities

In partnership with DPR and other state grant making agencies, the California State Library has launched the California Grants Portal, a central hub for grant seekers to find all State grant and loan opportunities. The Grants Portal provides another avenue for applicants to find additional information on DPR’s Grant programs, as well as other relevant State grant and loan opportunities.


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John Gerlach
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-3909
E-mail: John.Gerlach@cdpr.ca.gov