Methyl Bromide Transitions

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 6, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) to the Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) Competitive Grants Program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) (see Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Program Description

The methyl bromide transitions program addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the scheduled phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. The program focuses on integrated commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NIFA-ICGP-004511
Funding Opportunity TitleMethyl Bromide Transitions
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 20, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateMay 6, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateJune 5, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,800,000
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.303 - Integrated Programs

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) to the Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) Competitive Grants Program. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) (see Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteMethyl Bromide Transitions
ContactOffice: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

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