Skip to main content
link to IPM publications & resources
->Home > reports > ann_rpt > AR98

The IPM Grants Program

How Funding Decisions Are Made

The New York State IPM Program provides funds every year for projects that will demonstrate IPM concepts to agricultural producers on their farms. The Program also funds projects that need one or two years of field testing to validate new IPM knowledge and technology. Each fall the Program issues a request for proposals (RFP) for both demonstration and research projects. The RFP contains a list of crop and pest priorities developed by the four IPM Commodity Working Groups and outlined in the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program Strategic Long-Range Plan. Proposals are due in late January.

After the Commodity Working Groups evaluate and rank the grant proposals, the IPM Executive Committee makes final funding decisions.

Project leaders are notified of the funding decisions in March, and work on the funded proposals usually begins immediately. The funding cycle is completed when the project leaders file reports on project outcomes with the IPM Program office in December. Table 4 lists the numbers of funded projects for each year of funding so far. Titles of the 1997 funded projects are listed on pages 40-45.

1997 Fund Allocation

The New York State governor and legislature provided $837,000 for the IPM Program in 1997. State funding has remained at this level since 1993. Table 5 shows the allocation of these funds in 1997.

The Cornell research and extension community was able to successfully compete for funds in the amount of $494,889 from federal IPM programs in 1997, making possible the completion of additional projects of significance to the future of IPM.

Table 4. Projects Funded through IPM Grants

Year

Demonstration

Research

Total

 1986

 13

  22

  35

 1987

 17

 36

 53

 1988

 25

 41

 66

 1989

 29

 43

 72

 1990

 31

 49

 80

 1991

 24

 33

 57

 1992

 25

 28

 53

 1993

 17

 28

 45

 1994

 18

 27

 45

 1995

 24

 25

 49

 1996

 21

 23

 44

 1997

 21

 38

 59