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

This original announcement was published by the EPA on July 6, 2023, Click here for more information.


EPA is soliciting applications to implement the Pesticide Residential Inspector Training (PIRT) Program for FY 2024 through FY 2028. Eligible applicants include States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and American Samoa, 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 state/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 August 18, 2023. To apply, go to grant opportunity EPA-HQ-OECA-2023-001 at