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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 Open Period

Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

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.


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.  In FY 2020, 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) 2020 open period for submitting proposals to implement the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) program of the Plant Protection Act, Section 7721.  The FY 2020 open period for submitting NCPN proposals will last for 12 weeks from August 1, 2019 through October 18, 2019.

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