(CLOSED) USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program - Extension Implementation Program Area (EIP) (USDA-NIFA-CPPM-008055)

Sponsor Name: 
Description of the Award: 

Institutional Limit - EIP only:  Only one EIP application will be allowed per institution. That application must be endorsed by the Director of Cooperative Extension, Extension Administrator or Director of Outreach at the institution. There is no limit on ARDP proposals.

The purpose of the CPPM program, Assistance Listing 10.329, is to provide funding for integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities. The goals and objectives of CPPM are to address high priority issues related to pests including insects, nematodes, pathogens, weeds, and other pests and their management using integrated pest management (IPM) approaches at the state, regional and national levels. 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. 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.

The CPPM program provides support for research to develop new IPM approaches, extension to disseminate IPM knowledge and improve adoption of IPM practices, and coordination of IPM activities at the regional and national levels to increase the adoption and implementation of IPM practices on a broad scale. The CPPM program provides support for these functions with three linked program areas that emphasize research and development for discovery of IPM knowledge; extension activities for IPM adoption and implementation; and enhanced coordination, collaboration and communications among related CPPM programs and awardees. Together the Applied Research and Development program area (ARDP), the Extension Implementation program area (EIP), and the Regional Coordination program area (RCP) represent a comprehensive approach for developing IPM practices and strategies and extending this new knowledge across many environments through a coordinated national network. It is anticipated that the application of this evidence-based science will have positive outcomes for society.

In FY 2021, the CPPM program, through ARDP and EIP, is soliciting new applications to provide funding for Plant Protection Tactics and Tools (focus area one), Enhancing Agricultural Biosecurity (focus area three), and IPM for Sustainable Communities (focus area four).

The program will support an extension IPM coordination project at eligible institutions. Applications submitted to EIP should describe institution-based programs that are extension-led but may include research-demonstration components. Any research activities must be directly related to the extension program. No more than 20 percent of a project’s activities may be research-led.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Mar 15, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should upload the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_NIFA-CPPM_2021 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

1. Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • Name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) of the PD(s)/PI(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Number and title of this funding opportunity

2. Project Description (no more than two pages, pdf) identifying the project scope that addresses the key aspects and elements of the sponsor's solicitation, principal investigators, collaborators, and partner organizations.

3. 2-page CV's of Investigators

Formatting Guidelines:

Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 4:00pm
Nina Jenkins (AgSci)