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EPA Amended Request for Applications for Cooperative Agreement for the Pesticide Inspector Residential Training (PIRT) Program

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 10, 2023. Click here for more information.


EPA has amended the request for applications to implement the Pesticide Inspector Residential Training (PIRT) Program for FY 2024 through FY 2028. The amendment includes updates to the list of eligible entities and an updated closing date of September 1, 2023. Eligible applicants include states, public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals), other public institutions/organizations, federally recognized lndian Tribal governments, U.S. territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals), Native American organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations).  

Under this program, EPA will provide financial assistance on an annual basis to carry out a pesticide inspector residential training program. This pesticide-related training is intended for inspectors, scientists, supervisors, and managers of pesticide regulatory programs from states/tribes and U.S. territories working under FIFRA Cooperative Agreements with EPA throughout the United States. 

The Agency expects to provide an estimated $500,000 annually, depending on the Agency’s budget, for a total of up to $3,000,000 for five years (FY 2024 through 2028). EPA also expects to provide a onetime additional allocation of $500,000 at the start of the grant.   

EPA must receive proposals through no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 1, 2023. To apply, go to grant opportunity EPA-HQ-OECA-2023-001 at