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Pesticide News Story: EPA Solicits Partnership Grants Proposals

For Release: March 15, 2011

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals for Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2) grants for agricultural or community projects that use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to reduce pesticide risk. A total of $500,000 is available for these grants.

The grants will provide financial assistance to eligible applicants for projects focusing on risk management issues with an emphasis on integrated pest management. Awards are intended to support a diverse set of project types, such as demonstrations, transfer of innovative IPM technologies, and outreach and education. The maximum funding level is $250,000 per project. The number of awards made under this announcement will depend on individual proposal costs, the availability of funds, and the quality of proposals received. The project period of performance is limited to two years from the award date. Initial proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 22, 2011.

This competition is open to states or state agencies, territories, city or township governments, county governments, the District of Columbia, federally recognized American Indian Tribes, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, and 501(c)(3) organizations.

For more information regarding this Request for Initial Proposals, visit: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/grants/proposals/2011-pria2-rfip.pdf.

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