Strategic Agricultural Initiative (SAI): FY09 Request for Applications

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is soliciting applications to help implement the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and to support efforts by the agricultural community to “transition” away from high risk pesticides (Organophosphates, Carbamates, and Fumigants) to the use of less and reduced risk pesticides, alternative methods of agricultural pest control, and sustainable practices in food production. The program supports grants for education, extension, demonstration, and studies for FQPA transition and reduced risk practices for pest management in agriculture, especially on minor use crops (most fruits and vegetables).

Dates: The
closing date for receipt of hard copy or electronic submission via
application package is February 28, 2009, 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard
Time (EST). All hard copies of application packages must be received
by the EPA Region 4 (Atlanta, GA) office. Applications received after
the closing date and time will not be considered for funding.

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