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Pesticide News Story: EPA Solicits Applications for Assistance to Support the Pesticide Safety Program

For Release: August 20, 2009

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is seeking proposals to support the Pesticide Safety Program for fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Under this program, OPP will provide financial assistance on an annual basis to carry out the Pesticide Safety Program for agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, pesticide applicators, health providers, retailers, growers, and other members of the agricultural community. The types of support needed to implement the Pesticide Safety Program include developing model training and education programs and effective communication and outreach programs to enhance pesticide risk reduction to human health, communities, and ecosystems.

Those eligible to apply include states, U.S. territories or possessions, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, local governments, and individuals and international entities.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 2, 2009. For more information on this request for applications, please see the Request for Applications (PDF) (26 pp, 157K, About PDF) on the Web site. If you still have questions, contact Carol Parker (parker.carol@epa.gov).

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