EPA Region 10 Strategic Agricultural Initiative (SAI) Grant Program FY2011 Request for Applications | Region 10 | US EPA

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EPA Region 10 Strategic Agricultural Initiative (SAI) Grant Program FY2011 Request for Applications

Purpose: Promote the transition to reduced-risk pest management practices in agriculture to protect human health and the environment.

Due Date: Applications must be received by February 21, 2011, 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Eligible entities: 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, individuals, and international entities.

Activities supported:
Project activities should support the adoption of reduced risk pest management practices, and/or ecologically based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) through Education, extension, demonstration, or studies in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington).

FUNDING: Projects may not exceed $140,000 per award.

Priority Topics Applicants must address one or more of the pesticides or agricultural priority issues listed below

Pesticides for which reduced risk pest management alternatives are sought, especially on minor crops:

  1. Azinphos methyl (AZM)
  2. Soil fumigants (chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, methyl bromide)
  3. Carbofuran in spinach seed production
  4. Aquatic herbicide alternatives
Agricultural issues involving current pesticides for which Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advancements are sought:
  1. Resistance management tools and approaches
  2. Water quality and runoff issues
  3. Pollinator protection issues
  4. Endangered species protection:
    • Proposals addressing risk reduction from chlorpyrifos, malathion, diazinon, methomyl, carbofuran, and carbaryl, when used in watersheds with threatened and endangered salmonid species, are a Region 10 priority in this category .
  5. IPM approaches for controlling rodents and predators in livestock operations
  6. Repeating emergency exemption requests on minor crops (2010- 2011) as listed in the table below:
Crop
Pest(s)
State(s)
RaspberryNematodesID, OR, WA
MushroomsGreen moldOR, WA
Ginseng Alternaria, Phytophthora, and grubsWA
StrawberryBroadleaf weedsOR, WA
Commercial Greenhouse,
Ornamentals
LiverwortWA
Onion ThripsID, OR, WA
ApplesFire BlightID, OR, WA
For more information, see the Request for Applications (PDF) (25 pp. 137K).


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