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Pesticide News Story: EPA Seeking Proposals for Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act Partnership Grants

For Release: March 16, 2010

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) are soliciting initial proposals to advance partnerships that focus on pesticide risk management, with a special focus on integrated pest management (IPM) approaches. EPA's announcement calling for initial proposals, opened March 5, 2010 and closes on April 19, 2010. Awards are intended to support a diverse set of project types, including, but not limited to demonstrations, transfer of innovative IPM technologies, outreach, and education. This announcement describes qualification and application requirements to those interested in submitting initial proposals for fiscal year 2010. The total amount of funding available for award is expected to be $900,000, which is authorized by the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act and from the Science and Technology appropriation from the Office of the Science Advisor. The number of awards to be made under this announcement will depend on individual proposal costs, the availability of funds, and the quality of proposals received. This competition begins with a call for initial proposals from which candidates will be selected and offered an invitation to submit full applications. This announcement contains information on the format and content for the initial proposals as well as criteria for the evaluation of invited applications. The maximum funding level is $250,000 per project for Agricultural IPM and Community IPM; $300,000 per IPM project for Infectious Diseases; and, $100,000 per Ecosystem Modeling to Evaluate Benefits of IPM project. The project period of performance is limited to two years from the award date.

The announcement is available on the Web site.

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