The Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system, and develop and implement extension and education programs.
The Northeastern IPM Center began funding projects through the IPM Partnership Grants Program in 2004. The lead Project Director must be from the northeastern region, but the eligibility for this program is broad. The IPM Center has primary responsibility for administering this program and writes the Request for Applications (RFA) with input from regional stakeholders. Deadline Nov. 16th.
The NE SARE region is made up of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Commercial farmers who would like to test a sustainable new practice, often by conducting an experiment, trial, or on-farm demonstration. Projects can explore a wide range of topics such as pest management, soil health, renewable energy, adding value, marketing, or new production techniques, and funds can be used for materials and to pay farmers for their time. The application is straightforward and comes with a how-to guide that gives examples from past applications.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program offers grants for projects that explore interesting new ideas in sustainable farming. Awards are capped at $15,000.
For organizations that bring together farmers and community partners to enhance the economic, social, and environmental well-being of farms and communities.
The Research and Education program funds outcome-based projects offering research, education, and demonstration projects that benefit farmers and explore new sustainable farm practices.