Friday, December 9, 2011

Announcement Regarding the 2012/2013 Pest Management Alliance Grant Program

The Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR's) 2012/2013 Pest Management Alliance Grant solicitation will be distributed the first week of January 2012.

DPR’s Pest Management Alliance Grant Program will provide a total of
$400,000 in 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 is the formation of an Alliance, a team of individuals representing state, local, public, private, educational, and other stakeholders that directs the adoption and implementation of urban and agricultural IPM practices.

The grant application process involves two steps: an initial concept phase and a proposal phase. Concepts are concise descriptions of the Alliance project describing project goals and objectives, team members, target audience for outreach, and methods of measuring project success.
DPR staff score and rank concepts, inviting those with the highest ranked concepts to develop a proposal. The proposal is an expansion of the concept and should provide a detailed scope of work, identify measures of project success, and secure commitments from team members.

Projects should focus on adoption and implementation of agricultural or urban IPM practices in these suggested priority areas:
● Ensuring worker health and safety
● Improving ground and surface water quality
● Structural pest management
● Home garden and landscaping
● Protecting endangered species
● Reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions

Concepts are due within 4 weeks of solicitation distribution.
Applicants invited to develop a proposal will have approximately 7 weeks to complete and submit their proposal.

Now is the time to start thinking about a potential grant project and the individuals you may want to include in an Alliance.

If you know groups or individuals that may be interested in applying for a Pest Management Alliance Grant, we encourage you to pass on this information.

For additional information on the Pest Management Alliance Grant Program and to view past funded projects, please visit <>. To view the previous year’s solicitation, please visit <>.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Schaffner at 916-324-4156.

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