Pest Management Alliance Grant



DPR's Pest Management Alliance Grants Program provides funding for projects that promote the implementation and adoption of effective integrated pest management (IPM) in an agricultural, urban, or wildlands setting.


The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR's) Alliance Grants Program provides funding for projects that increase the implementation and adoption of proven and effective integrated pest management (IPM) practices that reduce pesticide impacts on public health and the environment. An Alliance Team of members representing state, local, public, private, educational, and other stakeholders is a required component of these projects. DPR’s Alliance Grant Program funds diverse projects in varied settings; a list of current and past projects can be found here.

The Pest Management Alliance Grants Program has a two-step application process. In Step 1, applicants will complete and submit a Concept Application that will be reviewed by DPR staff to determine if the applicant meets all eligibility requirements (as defined in the Solicitation). In Step 2, eligible applicants will be invited to complete and submit a Proposal Application that will be reviewed by DPR staff and the Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC). 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. 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.

DPR expects to fund grants annually, with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $400,000. 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 recuse themselves from discussion of any grant they submit.  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).

Keywords: Agriculture, Housing, Urban Pest Management, Pathogens, Plant Protection, Insect Pests, Vertebrate Pests, Plant Disease, Wildlands, Water, Training, Virus, Fungi, Bacteria, Reduced-Risk, Pesticide, Personal Protective Equipment, Worker Health and Safety, Water Quality, Watershed, Irrigation, Soil Health, Fertility, Cropping System, Crops, Agricultural Crops, Agricultural Commodity, Ecology, Land Management, Pesticide Use, Non-Target Organism, Laws and Regulations, Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables, Horticulture, Agronomy, Machinery, Automation, Community Health, Air Quality, Emissions, Volatile Organic Compounds,  Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Streams, Flora, Fauna, Plant Microbiome, Soil Microbiome, Cover Crops, Natural Enemies, Mating Disruption, Field Sanitation, Climate Change, Pollution, Insecticide, Fungicide, Bactericide, Broad-Spectrum Chemistry, Narrow-Spectrum Chemistry

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Alliance team members must not have outstanding fines or penalties with DPR. PMAC member applicants must recuse themselves from discussion of associated projects.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must primarily benefit the people of California. Work may be conducted outside of California, but justification must be provided.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
July 5, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1 – 4
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$50,000 – $400,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funding is from DPR's mill assessment fund.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

10% of funds are held until grant close. Once final invoices are approved by DPR, this 10% retention is released.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Tory Vizenor, 1-559-214-2150,