PPA 7721: Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

Last Modified: Junio 05, 2024

Under the authority of the Plant Protection Act Section 7721 (PPA 7721), APHIS provides up to $63 million annually to fund stakeholder projects submitted through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP). The projects we fund represent critical needs and safeguard American agriculture and natural resources against invasive plant pests and diseases.  

APHIS will set aside up to $4 million in PPA 7721 funding to support Tribes, Tribal organizations,  Tribal colleges and universities, and minority-affiliated organizations. 

Federal and State agencies, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, colleges and universities, and industry submit projects under APHIS’ goals: 

  1. Enhance plant pest and disease analysis and survey.
  2. Target domestic inspection activities at vulnerable points in the safeguarding continuum.
  3. Enhance and strengthen pest identification and technology.
  4. Safeguard nursery production.
  5. Conduct targeted outreach and education.
  6. Increase mitigation and rapid response capabilities.

If you're looking for information on specific plant pests and diseases, visit our plant pests and diseases page.

Open PPDMDPP Funding Opportunities

Application due July 31 2024

PPA 7721: Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program Funding Opportunity FY 2025

Application due July 31 2024

Fondos: Up to $63 million

Resumen: APHIS is offering funding opportunities for projects organized around specific goal areas that represent critical needs and opportunities to strengthen against, prevent, detect, and mitigate invasive plant pests and diseases.

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Learn About Section 7721 Funding

The Plant Protection Act Section 7721 (PPA 7721) strengthens our nationwide infrastructure for pest identification, surveillance, mitigation, and emergencies.

PPDMDPP and the Farm Bill

The 2008 Farm Bill established the PPDMDPP. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the 2014 Farm Bill) amended the Plant Protection Act to combine the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) and the PPDMDPP, making them permanent. It also authorized funding for both programs, giving $62.5 million per year in Commodity Credit Corporation funding from fiscal year (FY) 2014 to FY 2017 and $75 million per year in FY 2018 and beyond. At least $5 million must go to NCPN annually. Both programs–PPDMDPP and NCPN–are codified under the Plant Protection Act Section 7721.

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Any questions should be emailed to National Policy Manager Julie Van Meter at ppa-projects@usda.gov.