The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides funding through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) and the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) Programs under the authority of the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721.
The fiscal year (FY) 2020 open period for submitting suggestions to implement the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) will last six weeks from July 15 through August 23, 2019. APHIS has $75 million available with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). The open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately.
Through the Plant
Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program, APHIS provides funding to strengthen and safeguard the nation’s agricultural infrastructure. In FY 2019, APHIS allocated $60 million to support 381 projects that expand or enhance pest survey, identification, inspection, mitigation, risk analysis, and public education and outreach.
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 2020 open period dates for submitting NCPN proposals will be announced soon.
In FY 2019, APHIS allocated $6 million to support NCPN clean plant projects nationally.