Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

Last Modified: April 02, 2024

APHIS provides millions of dollars to stakeholders through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) under the authority of the Plant Protection Act (PPA) Section 7721. The projects we fund help control invasive plant pests and diseases and safeguard American agriculture and natural resources. 

Federal and State agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, universities, and private entities 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.

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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.

Learn More About the Farm Bill

Questions?

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