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

For Release: February 19, 2010

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is seeking proposals to support the Pesticide Safety Program for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. Under this program, OPP will provide financial assistance to an eligible applicant for an education and training pesticide safety program aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community. The estimated funding available for award in FY 2010 is approximately $350,000.

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 April 5, 2010. For more information on this request for applications, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement (26 pp, 155k, about PDF).

If you still have questions, contact Carol Parker (parker.carol@epa.gov).

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