Pest Management Grants

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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 (DPR) promotes the adoption and implementation of effective IPM systems and practices that reduce risks from pesticide use to public health and the environment in agricultural and non-agricultural settings through its grant programs. Projects funded by the Alliance Grants Program support those goals through collaborations (alliances) among commodity group representatives, growers, pest control advisors and businesses, university researchers, pesticide industry representatives, conservation agencies, non-governmental organizations, sustainability certification programs, and other groups.

The 2021 Alliance Grants Solicitation period is now closed. The 2022 Alliance Grants Solicitation period will open in Winter 2021.

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 2021 Research Grants Solicitation period is now closed. The 2022 Research Grants Solicitation period will open in Fall 2021.

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 Pest Management Research and Alliance Grant proposals, rank them based on their soundness in science and applicability, 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 meets up to four times per year in DPR’s headquarter in Sacramento. For more information about the meetings, please visit the meeting schedule (PDF).

Other Funding Opportunities

In partnership with DPR and other state grantmaking 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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E-mail: John.Gerlach@cdpr.ca.gov