Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Partnership Grants
Since inception, the PRIA Partnership has awarded $2.3 million to support eleven grant projects. These projects are helping growers shift to more comprehensive use of IPM techniques, spreading IPM into the nation's schools and urban environments, and characterizing the environmental factors affecting infectious disease transmission to humans.
Established in 2008, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Partnership (PRIA) funds grant projects that advance public-private partnerships focusing on pesticide stewardship efforts, especially the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Projects utilize demonstration, outreach, and/or education to increase the adoption of reduced-risk/IPM approaches.
Active PRIA Grants
- Michigan State University - Demonstration of Strip Cultivation to Reduce Herbicide Use in North-Central and North-Eastern Perennial Fruit Production (2011)
- University of Georgia - Developing an Integrated Management Program for the Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Tillage Cotton (2011)
- University of California - Riverside - IPM Strategies for Controlling Ants and Reducing Pesticide Runoff (2011)
- IPM Institute of North America - Healthy School Communities through IPM and Expanded Partnerships: Reducing Pest and Pesticide Risks, Improving Asthma Outcomes and Furthering Environmental Justice (2010)
- Michigan State University - Effective Soil-Based Biopesticide and Nutrient Delivery in Orchard Ecosystems (2010)
What Types of Projects Do PRIA Partnership Grants Support?
The PRIA partnership seeks to achieve the following goals:
- Promote partnerships between stakeholders, producers, commodity groups, scientists, extension, and government agencies to demonstrate, promote, and expand reduced-risk/IPM practices
- Measure and document the effects and impacts of using the reduced risk/IPM programs on the environment, human health, and community
- Promote the economic benefits of implementing IPM approaches and provide pesticide users data and analysis on costs associated with adopting IPM
Who Can Apply for a PRIA Partnership Grant?
Funding has historically been available to:
- U.S. territories or possessions
- Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments
- Native American Organizations
- Public and private universities
- Hospitals and laboratories
- Commodity organizations, farmer groups, and other public or private nonprofit institutions
When Can I Apply?
Due to budgetary consideration, the Agency will not be soliciting applications under this program during fiscal year 2013.