To promote safer, more sustainable pest management practices in California, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) annually funds Alliance projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings.
DPR's Alliance Grants Program has $1.5 million in funding available for Alliance projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective, proven, and affordable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings. Successful applications will demonstrate strong partnerships, outreach, and/or an educational or training component to promote IPM and the broad application of the proposed IPM systems or practices. The most competitive Alliance Grant projects are those that can serve as a model for similar situations, have a high potential for wide adoption, and do not focus on conducting research. Summaries of previously-funded Alliance Grants Program projects can be found at here.
The 2023 Alliance Grants application package can be found on DPR’s website. Following the deadline, complete and eligible applications are concurrently reviewed by DPR staff and the Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC). Both groups evaluate the Proposal Application according to scoring criteria that can be found here. PMAC reviewers are from diverse affiliations, including academic and public foundations, agricultural production, environmental and public interest organizations, and registrants and trade associations; a list of PMAC members can be found here. PMAC’s role, as specified in law and regulation, is to review the grant proposals for adoptability and merit and provide recommendations to DPR’s Director who makes the final funding decision.
This year, DPR has $1.5 million available for projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million. Eligible grantees include nonprofits agencies, tribal governments, individuals, businesses, and public agencies, including those from outside of California; however, project work must primarily benefit the people of California. There is no limit on the number of applications that can be submitted, including multiple applications from the same person or entity. PMAC members may apply, but they must follow the rules regarding conflict of interest in the PMAC Charter. All applicants and associated project personnel must meet DPR’s eligibility requirements that can be found here.
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- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements in the 2023 Alliance Grants Solicitation.
Work may be conducted outside of California, but justification must be provided and projects must primarily benefit the people of California.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Matched funding is not allowed. Projects must not depend on other sources of funding for the completion of any task or deliverable. However, in-kind contributions of personnel time, equipment, facilities, and materials by Alliance Team members are allowed.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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