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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 Open Period



Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

The fiscal year (FY) 2022 open period for submitting suggestions to implement the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) will last seven weeks from June 7, 2021 through July 23, 2021. APHIS has approximately $75 million available with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN).

Through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP), APHIS provides funding to strengthen and safeguard the nation’s agricultural infrastructure. In FY 2021, APHIS allocated $63 million to support 354 projects for the PPDMDPP and respond to pest and plant health emergencies.


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.

The fiscal year (FY) 2022 open period for submitting proposals to implement the NCPN program will last for 12 weeks from June 7, 2021, through August 27, 2021. APHIS will provide at least $5 million to support NCPN clean plant projects nationally. In FY 2021, APHIS allocated $7.5 million to support 30 projects under the NCPN.

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