Research and IPM
Grants Programs: Extension IPM Demonstration
Request for Proposals Deadline: March 3, 2009
For project funding through December 31,
Requests for new
The University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) is
soliciting proposals for funding in UC fiscal
year 2008-09. UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
(ANR) has provided $75,000 in temporary
funds to conduct demonstrations of IPM research in the field,
whether in urban, natural, or agricultural
environments. Funds will be allocated on a competitive basis.
Goals of the program
The overarching goal of the Extension IPM Demonstration
Grants Program is to reduce potential risks from
pests to the environment, human health, or economic interests of
the system. The program aims to achieve this
reduction by demonstrating IPM practices and increasing adoption
of IPM practices in production agriculture,
and residential and urban areas, and to protect natural areas such
as wildlands and water bodies.
The program is designed to bridge the gap in the
continuum by taking results from research
sites on the UC campuses, at research centers, and in counties,
then demonstrating them in new locations and
situations. While these projects are expected to have a modest budget,
they can provide essential resources to
Advisors and Specialists to strengthen the link between research
Priorities and criteria for selection
Project proposals must incorporate Logic
Model elements (more
information about Logic
The program will give priority to proposals that
address UC IPM’s mission:
- To increase utilization of ecologically-based IPM programs.
- To increase the predictability and effectiveness of pest management
- To demonstrate science-based pest management practices that
are economically and environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable.
- To protect human health and the environment by reducing risks
caused by pests or pest management practices.
Priority will also be given to projects that address targeted opportunities
identified by ANR as core issues:
- Demonstrate and/or evaluate sustainable
management strategies for pest species in agricultural, natural,
and urban environments.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that:
- Demonstrate research that has been previously supported by UC
IPM grants programs.
- Increase use of existing UC ANR pest
management products, such as Year-Round IPM Programs, Pest Management
Guidelines, Pest Notes, Quick Tips, UC IPM Kiosk, or the UC IPM
- Demonstrate value of increased use of enhanced IPM programs
over current standard approaches.
- Provide an educational opportunity
for potential users of the methods to see the tools or methods
You are encouraged to leverage activities by partnering with other
agencies. To discuss possible project ideas or
seek further information, contact the UC IPM Director, Associate
Directors, or IPM Advisors (contacts below). For more information,
see a summary of
projects funded last year.
Funding is available to all UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and
Specialists. Members of the AES are encouraged to partner
with CE Advisors or Specialists for projects that demonstrate their
Funding and reporting
Approximately $75,000 is available for grants starting
about April 1, 2009. Projects with budgets up to $15,000
will be considered, but an emphasis will be placed on smaller budgets
to facilitate funding a greater number of
projects. Projects may extend until December 31, 2009. For longer
projects, project leaders will need to submit
new funding requests each year, to be evaluated as a new proposals.
A report will be required to document activities
and outcomes of the project; more information will be provided
in the funding letter for successful proposals. These reports are
critical for providing evidence of the importance
of this demonstration grants program to ANR in anticipation of
securing permanent funding for the program.
All proposals must be submitted in the format described
below, based on Program Action–Logic Model (more
information about Logic
Models), you'll also find a worksheet on
the Simple Grant System site for this RFP. Submit
the proposal through ANR's Simple
Grant System. All proposals must be received by
midnight, March 3, 2009.
The UC IPM Director will notify successful applicants shortly after
a peer review of all proposals.
UC IPM contacts
(559) 646-6515 or
|Associate Director for Agricultural IPM
|Associate Director for Urban IPM Planning
|Coordinator for Natural Resources IPM
Stapleton, Central Valley
B. Goodell, Central Valley
Baldwin, Central Valley
Bentley, Central Valley
Roncoroni, Napa Co.
Haviland, Kern Co.
Pickel, Sacramento Valley
Wilen, South Coast
Stapleton, Central Valley
Swain, Central Valley
Extension IPM Demonstration Grants Proposals
Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt, with 1-inch margins on the page.
Submit as a PDF document, not to
exceed 5 pages. Include both the information requested below and
your completed logic model worksheet (file
is on the Simple Grant System site for this RFP) in the PDF.
Submitted to: Extension IPM Demonstration Grants Program
Project leaders: Include e-mail address and affiliation.
Collaborators and cooperators: Include e-mail address and
Objectives: For each objective, state the expected outcome.
"Demonstrate new IPM practices in growers’ orchards in order to
increase usage of IPM practices"
"Train school administrators in IPM to increase their IPM skills and
"Demonstrate sampling techniques with the goal of reducing miticide use"
Situation, Priorities, and Inputs:
- What is the problem to be addressed? Briefly describe the pest
and host (situation) complex. How does this address the mission
priorities of ANR or UC IPM?
- What is the role of interested partners in the problem and outcome?
- What research supports the demonstration approach being suggested?
To what extent will the original principal investigator be involved?
- Does this project support a larger project? If so, give
a brief description of how it relates and any other sources of
- Briefly describe activities planned, including, where appropriate,
interaction with private sector
consultants, plans for monitoring and sampling, field training,
use of comparison plots, or methods for
- What types of outputs (activities) are planned? For example,
field guides, photo galleries, sampling forms,
information sheets, improvements to existing Pest Management Guidelines
(PMGs) or Year-Round IPM
Programs (YRPs), or creation of new PMGs or YRPs. How will UC IPM
be expected to be engaged in
developing these products?
Evaluation: For each objective stated, describe how progress
in completing the short- or medium-term outcomes will be measured.
- Short-term outcomes include increased awareness of the problem through
learning changes in attitudes about the approach, problem, or solution;
improved skills; and motivation to move toward improved IPM.
Medium-term outcomes could include changes in behavior that could
lead to action to incorporate new approaches, changes in practices
or decision making.
Timeline: Present a timetable for each objective detailing
when phases will be initiated and completed or events will be held.
If funding will go to more than one participant, add columns to the
table to show the breakdown of expenses by participant.
In a brief narrative, list supply items you need and costs. For
travel, estimate number of trips and cost of each, and indicate purpose.
Percent of time
Salaries (list staff individually)
Supplies and expenses
Completed logic model worksheet:
The worksheet template file is on the Simple Grant System site for
of projects selected for funding will be instructed to submit appropriate
approvals before funding is transferred.
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