Working Group Grants Programs
The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) announces the availability of funds and requests proposals for Working Groups that support the NCIPMC and regional IPM priorities. Working Groups are self-selected and self-directed organizations that support the Center’s mission to “improve health, environment, and economic benefits by providing leadership and cooperating with our partners to facilitate the development and adoption of IPM solutions, based in the North Central region.”
Critical Issues Grants Program
Competitive proposals are solicited for critical issues that address information, resource, and research needs with regional importance to specialty crops, major crops, non-crop areas, IPM metrics and/or impact assessments, urban IPM, cropping systems, geographical, school IPM, and other issues. The program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue.
The purpose of mini-grants is to provide funds for brief IPM tasks and projects that fit the goals of the Center but could otherwise not be accomplished without these funds.