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National Clean Plant Network Cooperative Agreements Program

Post Date

September 9th 2015

Application Due Date

November 18th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Land-Grant Universities Non Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture State Agricultural Experiment Stations State or Local Governments Federal Agencies


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $None - $None

Grant Description

This program makes funding available for the National Clean Plant Network for Fiscal Year 2016 as provided under the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill of 2014, specifically Section 10007. The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) provides asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of US specialty crop producers. Program priorities include: 1) establishing and supporting governance and related administrative activities; 2) promoting the introduction, diagnosis, treatment, establishment (in foundation blocks) and release of clean plant materials, both from foreign and domestic sources, for commercial development; 3) conducting methods development to accurately advance and test therapies, as well as establish guidelines and standards for certification maintenance; 4) developing partnerships with extension and outreach services (e.g. university and state departments of agriculture) to interact with commercial nurseries, industry associations and producers; and 5) developing and implementing best practices and quality control protocols. Funding will be provided to Land-Grant Universities, Non Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Governments, and Federal Agencies to support Network priorities noted above. Funding priority will be given to applications that focus on specialty crops, with clear work plans for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, cohesive and efficient network.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Eileen Berke
    Management Analyst
    Phone 301-851-2856

  • Agency Mailing Address:

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  • More Information:

    Full Funding Announcement location

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