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Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT)

The methyl bromide transition program addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the scheduled phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. The program focuses on integrated commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale.

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 Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) Competitive Grants Programs. Please see the RFA see Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information and specific details.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) March 20, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    May 6, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $1,800,000.00
    Range of Awards $50,000.00 to $500,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 57%
    Cost Sharing Requirements If benefits are commodity-specific, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA.
    For More Information Contact Kitty Cardwell
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-ICGP-004511
    CFDA Number 10.303 INTEGRATED PROGRAMS
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