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Integrated Pest Management: Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program

The goal of the Risk Avoidance and Mitigation (RAMP) program is to enhance the development and implementation of innovative, ecologically based sustainable IPM strategies and systems for (a) multi-crop food and fiber production systems; (b) an area-wide or a landscape scale agroecosystem; or (c) a documented pesticide impact on human or environmental health. RAMP projects address major acreage agricultural production systems, high value crops such as key fruit and vegetable systems, or other agroecosystems. The primary emphasis is on productivity and profitability while addressing critical environmental quality and human health issues. The intent of RAMP is to fund medium-term projects that emphasize systems approaches, are multi-state/regional in scale, or show relevance beyond an individual state. The program funds projects for crops with high priority IPM needs as identified by stakeholders and that contribute to the goals identified in the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the Integrated Pest Management: Crops at Risk (CAR), Risk Avoidance and Mitigation (RAMP), or Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT) Competitive Grants Programs. Please see the RFA see Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) January 21, 2010
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    March 22, 2010
    Estimated Total Program Funding $4,200,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $625,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 36%
    Cost Sharing Requirements If commodity-specific benefits, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Robert Nowierski
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-ICGP-002836
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