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Plant Protection Act Section 7721 Funding

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 (PPA) Section 7721.


Fiscal Year 2022 Announcement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating more than $70 million ($70.7 million) to support 372 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard the nursery production system and to respond to plant pest emergencies. Universities, States, Federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, non-profits, and Tribal organizations will carry out selected projects in 49 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Specifically, USDA is providing $63.2 million in funding to support 344 projects under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Program (PPDMDP) and $7.5 million to support 28 projects under the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will allot approximately $15.5 million of the PPDMDPP funding ($63.2 million) to ensure rapid response to plant pest emergencies that arise throughout the year, for a total of $70.2 million (including program costs) dedicated to plant pest and disease management, disaster assistance and the Clean Plant Network in fiscal year 2022. 

Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

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 2022, APHIS is allocating $63.2 million to fund 344 projects that expand or enhance pest survey, identification, inspection, mitigation, risk analysis, and public education and outreach. Additionally, approximately $15.54 million of the funding will be reserved for responding to pest and plant health emergencies throughout the year.

National Clean Plant Network

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. 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. In FY 2022, APHIS is allocating $7.5 million to support 28 NCPN clean plant projects nationally.

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