Monday, December 1, 2014

Southern IPM Center Enhancement Grant Program Open

The Southern Region IPM Center has released the 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) for the IPM Enhancement Grants. Deadline for proposals is Friday, January 16 at 5 PM EST.

Project directors can apply for one of four (4) project types:

  • IPM Documents - up to $30,000, but budget must be commensurate with the number, scope and complexity of outputs (PMSPs, Crop Profiles and IPM Priorities projects) proposed.
  • Seed - up to $30,000
  • Capstone - up to $30,000
  • IPM Working Group - up to $40,000; please read RFA for requirements

Projects are limited to one year. When determining your project start and end dates, note that funds will be available as early as March 1, 2015, and must be expended by February 28, 2016.

You can access the RFA by going to the proposal system where you can find the RFA and all of the forms,

There will be a webinar on December 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST to give details on the current RFA and allow attendees to ask questions.  You can register for the Webinar at 

If you have any questions concerning content of your proposal, please contact Jim VanKirk at or 919-513-8179. For technical questions regarding submission of a proposal, or if you hit the SUBMIT button before you finished uploading forms, contact Alex Belskis at or 919-522-5602 or Rosemary Hallberg at or 919-513-8182.