Pest Management Alliance Grants Program

What is Pest Management Alliance Grants Program?

California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Pest Management Alliance Grant Program, established in 1998, provides funding for projects that increase implementation and adoption of proven, effective integrated pest management (IPM) practices that reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment. A key component of these projects funded is the formation of an Alliance, a team of individuals representing state, local, public, private, educational, and other stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of urban and agricultural IPM practices. Project proposals are reviewed by the department’s Pest Management Advisory Committee.

Projects should focus on adoption and implementation of agricultural or urban IPM practices in these suggested areas:

  • Reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
  • Structural pest management
  • Improving ground and surface water quality
  • Home garden and landscaping
  • Protecting endangered species
  • Ensuring worker health and safety

Who are eligible for the Pest Management Alliance Grants Program?

Government and Tribal agencies, universities, colleges, marketing orders, and nonprofit organizations that carry out their projects in California are eligible for the grants program.

How to apply for the Pest Management Alliance Grants Program?

Concepts and proposals may be submitted by e-mail, by mail, or in person.

  1. y e-mail – E-mail the entire concept or proposal to aschaffner@cdpr.ca.gov as a PDF file. E-mail concepts on or before February 7, 2011, and proposals on or before April 7, 2011. Files must be received by 5:00.
  2. By mail or in person – submit concepts and proposals within a sealed envelope. Plainly mark the envelope with the project title, applicant’s name, and the words DO NOT OPEN.

How much funding is available for the Pest Management Alliance Grants Program?

On July 1, 2011, $400,000 will be available for Alliance Grant projects. Maximum funding for any one project is $200,000. Projects that receive funding will begin on September 1, 2011. Final invoices must be received no later than May 9, 2014.

Where to send applications for the Pest Management Alliance Grants Program?

Online applications may be submitted to:
aschaffner@cdpr.ca.gov

Application in person or by mail must be submitted to:
Pest Management Alliance Grant Program
(Title of Project)
(Applicant’s Name)
Attn.: Ann Schaffner
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pest Management & Licensing Branch
1001 I Street, 3rd Floor, MS-3A
Sacramento, California 95812-4015

For more information on the Pest Management Alliance Grants Program, contact:

Ann Schaffner
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pest Management & Licensing Branch
1001 I Street, 3rd Floor, MS-3A
Sacramento, California 95812-4015
E-mail: aschaffner@cdpr.ca.gov

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