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

Last Modified: July 18, 2024

Under the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP), APHIS funds projects organized around specific goal areas that represent critical needs and opportunities to strengthen against, prevent, detect, and mitigate invasive plant pests and diseases. These funds play a significant role in our efforts to safeguard American agriculture and facilitate safe agricultural trade.

Funding priorities 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
  6. Enhancing mitigation and rapid response capabilities

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Eligible Applicants

  • Federal and State agencies
  • Tribes, Tribal Nations, and Tribal Colleges and Universities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Industry

Foreign entities aren't allowed to submit a suggestion. However, they may collaborate with a domestic entity that submits a suggestion.

Informational Webinars for Applicants 

APHIS is hosting a series of virtual training webinars to give an overview of the suggestion submission process and assist suggesters with submitting high-quality suggestions. Information to be covered will include: 

  • The six PPDMDPP goal areas, 
  • Aligning suggestions to the correct goal area and objective, 
  • Instructing first-time suggestion submitters on how to register for a USDA eAuthentication account (needed to submit a suggestion), and 
  • Demonstrating how to submit a suggestion in ServiceNow.  

If you're interested in submitting a suggestion, we encourage you to attend one of the webinars and confirm that you can access ServiceNow. All of the webinars are open to the public; no advance registration is needed. 

Help Session Webinar Schedule

DayDateTime AudienceWebinar Link
ThursdayJune 133:00 PM to 5:00 PM ESTGeneralJoin Webinar
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MondayJune 171:00 PM to 2:30 PM ESTTribalJoin Webinar
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Tuesday June 1812:00 PM to 2:00 PM ESTGeneralJoin Webinar
Meeting Password: XsrF_hHa9
FridayJune 211:00 PM to 2:30 PM ESTTribalJoin Webinar
Meeting Password: 3fq67buzd
WednesdayJune 263:00 PM to 5:00 PM ESTGeneralJoin Webinar
Meeting Password: SC$vfmUGJ
MondayJuly 81:00 PM to 2:30 PM ESTTribalJoin Webinar
Meeting Password: SZ4s9I2c8 
Wednesday July 103:00 PM to 5:00 PM ESTGeneralJoin Webinar
Meeting Password: hq*KY5tX3

Webinar Slide Decks

Need on-demand access to the information from our webinars? Check out our Powerpoint presentation slide decks.

General Audience—FY 2025 Process: Suggestion SubmissionDownload Slide Deck
Tribal Audience—FY 2025 Process: Suggestion SubmissionDownload Slide Deck

Application Details

The open period for submitting suggestions to the PPDMDPP is available for 8 weeks from June 5 through July 31, 2024. 

Download the slide decks above for details on this funding opportunity and the suggestion submission process. 

When reapplying for a project that was funded in FY 2022, 2023, or 2024, you will need to include the most recently funded suggestion number when completing your new suggestion in ServiceNow. FY 2024-funded project suggestion numbers are available in the FY 2024 spending plan. Suggestion numbers for projects funded in FY 2022 or FY 2023 can be found in the following documents:

For more information, review the Guidance for Completing and Submitting a PPDMDPP Suggestion.

Application Package

You must include a completed online suggestion form and a justifiable budget with your suggestion. Use the budget templates below when submitting your suggestion. 

Application Deadline

Submissions are due July 31, 2024 at 11:59 EST.

Before submitting your suggestion, we recommend that you read the ServiceNow PPA 7721 Suggestion Submission Guidance.

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Questions?

Contact Julie Van Meter, National Policy Manager, at ppa-projects@usda.gov.

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