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Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

Under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program, APHIS funds projects organized around specific goal areas that represent critical needs and opportunities to strengthen, prevent, detect, and mitigate invasive pests and diseases. The six strategic goal areas include:

  1. Enhancing plant pest and disease analysis and survey
  2. Targeting domestic inspection activities at vulnerable points in the safeguarding continuum
  3. Enhancing and strengthening pest identification and technology
  4. Safeguarding nursery production
  5. Conducting targeted outreach and education; and
  6. Enhancing mitigation and rapid response capabilities

Fiscal Year 2023 Open Period

The fiscal year (FY) 2023 open period for submitting suggestions to implement the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program is closed.

The open period for submitting suggestions for Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program was opened for seven weeks from June 13, 2022, through August 1, 2022.

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Resources for Suggestors

For your convenience, the FY 2022 spending plan is also included.

Suggestion Submission System

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