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

This announcement was published by the EPA on June 1, 2022. Click here for more information. 


EPA is soliciting applications to implement the Pesticide Residential Inspector Training (PIRT) Program for FY 2023 through FY 2027. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native Villages, inter-tribal consortia, and state and tribal institutions. 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 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Cooperative Agreements with EPA throughout the United States.

The Agency expects to provide an estimated $220,000-250,000 annually, for a total of up to $1,780,000 for five years (FY 2023 through 2027) depending on the Agency’s budget. EPA also expects to provide a one-time additional allocation of $530,000 at the start of the grant.

EPA must receive proposals through Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 16, 2022. To apply, go to grant opportunity EPA-HQ-OECA-2022-001 at Grants.gov.