Through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program, APHIS provides funding to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, while working to safeguard the nursery production system.
Through the National Clean Plant Network, APHIS provides funding to university and government facilities that develop, maintain, and provide clean foundation stock for select specialty crops. This program helps to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers.
The FY 2019 open period will last seven weeks from July 2, 2018, through August 17, 2018. There will be $75 million available with at least $5 million going to NCPN. The FY 2019 open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately.
The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) provides high quality asexually propagated plant material tested for targeted plant pathogens and pests to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers. In FY2019, APHIS has a base of not less than $5,000,000 to support NCPN clean plant projects nationally.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has scheduled the fiscal year (FY) 2019 open period for submitting proposals to implement the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) program of the 2014 Farm Bill. The FY19 open period for submitting NCPN proposals will last for 12 weeks from July 23, 2018 through October 12, 2018.