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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is pleased to announce the opening of the solicitation period for the 2023 Alliance and Research Grants Programs!
The 2023 Alliance and Research Grants Programs include enhanced funding that supports the State’s goal of transitioning to system-wide adoption of safer, more sustainable pest management practices.
- The 2023 Alliance Grants Program will award projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems or practices.
- The 2023 Research Grants Program will award projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $3.15 million that develop pest management practices which reduce the impacts on public health and the environment from pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or are considered to be high-risk, through the development and enhancement of IPM systems.
In addition to enhanced funding, the 2023 Grants Programs will include an extended solicitation period and a streamlined application process consisting of a Proposal Application only.
Those who are interested and wish to be a part of DPR’s mission to protect human health and the environment by fostering reduced-risk pest management practices and supporting the State’s transition to safer, more sustainable pest management practices, may apply for Research Grants here and Alliance Grants here!
DPR’s Pest Management Grants Program has two grant opportunities: the Alliance Grants Program and the Research Grants Program. Submitted Proposal Applications are reviewed and ranked by DPR staff and the Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), a stakeholder group that assists 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 the department’s Director, who determines which projects will be funded.
Alliance Grants Program
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Alliance Grants Program provides funding to projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings. 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, have a high potential for wide adoption, and do not focus on conducting research (for projects conducting research, see our Research Grants Program).
The 2023 Alliance Grants Solicitation period is now open. Proposal Applications will be accepted through December 8, 2022.
The 2023 Alliance Grants Proposal Application materials are available here:
2023 Alliance Grants Proposal Application Materials
Research Grants Program
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) 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 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
Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC)
The Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) was established in 1992 to assist the California 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 Grants Program 2023 Solicitation or the Alliance Grants Program 2023 Solicitation, 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 this year's meetings, please visit the PMAC meeting schedule; you can also view the 2023 PMAC 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.
For questions, please contact:
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015