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2010 PESP Regional Grants

On September 24, 2010, the Office of Pesticide Programs announced the ten projects that recommended for funding under the 2010 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Regional Grants program.  As in the past, a diversity of projects are being supported with this funding – from IPM for bed bugs to IPM in schools to IPM for pecans.

Using FIFRA Section 20 grant authority, this program supports stewardship related projects that are important to and complement EPA's on-going pesticide risk reduction efforts.  The grants are listed under section 66.714 of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and are supported with State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) funds.

The 2010 projects are:

  • Region 1 - Scouting to Reduce Chemical Pesticide Use in Greenhouse Ornamentals, University of Vermont, $52,998
  • Region 2 - Implementing IPM-based Tools to Increase Adoption of New Reduced-risk Insecticides in Cranberries, Rutgers University, $53,000
  • Region 3 - Bite Bed Bugs Back Initiative: Promoting Integrated Pest Management to Combat a Reemerging Public Health Pest, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, $53,000
  • Region 4 - No qualified applications received
  • Region 5 - Using Video to promote IPM programs against bed bugs, cockroaches and other pests in the Karen Refugee Community , University of Minnesota, $53,000
  • Region 6 - Imidacloprid Resistance in the Black Margined Pecan Aphid - An Opportunity to Promote Pecan IPM, Texas AgriLife Extension, $53,000
  • Region 7 - Show-Me School IPM: Expanding Beyond the Demonstration Phase in Missouri Schools, Missouri Department of Agriculture, $51,374
  • Region 8 - Reducing Pesticide Use by Expanding the Educational Mission of the Montana State University Urban IPM Program, Montana State University, $52,990
  • Region 9 - Developing and Implementing an IPM Program to Control Pest Ants in the Urban Community, University of California - Riverside, $53,000
  • Region 9 - Integrated Pest Management for Early Child Care and Education Training DVD,University of California - San Francisco (2009 Region 9 carryover funds), $50,000
  • Region 10 - School District IPM Coordinator Training to Build IPM Capacity in Oregon Schools, Oregon State University, $52,998
  • Total for 2010-funded projects = $475,360
  • Total funding, including Region 9 carry-over = $525,360

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