The following describes the types of ARDP projects that are eligible for funding. Applicants must propose one of these project types:
The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. In addition, the CPPM program encourages proposals that develop new IPM strategies and tools to mitigate the effect of climate change on existing or new pests. The CPPM program also addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.
NIFA requests applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023 to address critical state, regional and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs to ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges. The CPPM program supports projects that address these challenges with IPM approaches developed by coordinated state, regional, and national research, and extension efforts. The impact of these research and extension efforts will be increased by the establishment of communication networks and stakeholder participation in setting priorities. In FY 2023, NIFA will only accept competitive applications for funding in the Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) program area. NIFA will fund current Extension Implementation Program (EIP) and Regional Coordination Program (RCP) areas of the CPPM program through continuation applications.
Program Area Priorities per Project Type: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2022-11/FY23-CPPM-RFA-508.pdf#page=11
Estimated Total Program Funding: