To help ensure safe, effective pesticide usage in California, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) annually funds Alliance projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective and proven integrated pest management (IPM) systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, wildland, or urban settings.
DPR's Alliance Grants Program has $1.8 million in funding available for Alliance projects that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective and proven IPM systems or practices that reduce risks to public health and the environment in agricultural, wildland, or urban 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, and have a high potential for wide adoption. Summaries of previously-funded Alliance Grants Program projects can be found at here.
The application process consists of a Proposal Application found on DPR’s website, followed by concurrent review of submitted proposal materials 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 $1.8 million available for projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1.8 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 (including having no standing fines or penalties from DPR or any local County Agricultural Commissioner).
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- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Alliance team members must not have outstanding fines or penalties with DPR. PMAC member applicants must follow the conflict of interest rules in the PMAC Charter.
Projects must primarily benefit the people of California. Work may be conducted outside of California, but justification must be provided.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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