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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 

FY 2020 Announcement

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 support 357 project 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. 

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