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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’s Section 7721.

Fiscal Year 2020

USDA, APHIS is allocating $47.02 million in funding to support 357 projects under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Program and $7.0 million to support 29 projects under the National Clean Plant Network. Additionally, USDA, APHIS will allot $15.5 million in funding to ensure rapid response to plant pest emergencies that arise through the year, for a total of  $69.52 million dedicated to plant pest and disease management, disaster assistance and the Clean Plant Network in fiscal year 2020.

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 fiscal year (FY) 2020, APHIS is allocating $63.075 million to fund 357 projects that expand or enhance pest survey, identification, inspection, mitigation, risk analysis, and public education and outreach. Approximately $12 million of the funding will be reserved for responding to pest and plant health emergencies throughout the year.

National Clean Plant Network

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 FY2020, APHIS is allocating $7.5 million to support 29 NCPN clean plant projects nationally.

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