The EPA is accepting applications for a $1 million grant initiative through the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program. According to the EPA, the program encourages smart, sensible, and sustainable pest control in agriculture. Through the grants, EPA will support projects that explore innovative practices, technologies, education, and non-regulatory solutions that adopt integrated pest management strategies. While traditional pest control involves the routine application of pesticides, IPM focuses on pest prevention and only using pesticides as needed.

EPA’s Michal Freedhoff said, “The work done under these grants supports the agency’s goal of providing a cleaner and healthier environment for all Americans.”

EPA anticipates awarding approximately $1 million in total federal funding to support ten projects – one from each EPA region. Applications must be submitted by July 9th. The partnership program has previously invested nearly $4 million annually. Awarded projects will start in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Grant applications can be sent On-line.

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