The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board (CDFA PD/GWSS Board) provides funding support to research and outreach projects focused on protecting vineyards, preventing the spread of pests and diseases, and delivering practical and sustainable solutions.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board (CDFA PD/GWSS Board) accepts proposals for research and outreach projects on the following serious pests and diseases of winegrapes:
Pierce’s disease and its vectors, especially the glassy-winged sharpshooter; brown marmorated stink bug; grapevine fanleaf disease; grapevine leafroll disease; grapevine red blotch disease; mealybug pests of winegrapes; spotted lanternfly.
The CDFA PD/GWSS Board’s Research and Outreach Program is funded by a special assessment paid by the California winegrape industry. Prior awards have ranged from $4,300 per year to $383,000 per year, with projects ranging from one to three years in duration.
Funding preference will be given to projects deemed likely to lead to practical solutions to winegrape pest and disease problems in California. Multi-disciplinary team projects are encouraged.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Any individual or group with expertise in winegrape pest and disease research and/or outreach and has affiliation with a non-profit institution is eligible and encouraged to submit proposals.
California state law prohibits paying expenses for travel to or within certain states within the U.S. Please see https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887 for more information.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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