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Funding Regulatory Plant Pathogen Research Through PPA 7721


Broadcast Date: May 3, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central

​​​Webinar Summary​

Funding advanced technology research for plant pathogens of regulatory concern can be a difficult task to navigate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides funding through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP) and the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) Programs under the authority of the Plant Protection Act (PPA) Section 7721. This session aims to provide information on funding sources from the Plant Protection Act Section 7721 via USDA APHIS PPQ funding resources for research or outreach regarding regulated plant pathogens. Participants in the webinar will gain insight into the program support areas, what a successful proposal looks like, and have time for questions and answers from the speakers. ​​​​​

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the differences between a grant and cooperative agreement
  • Identify to which goal area project suggestion ideas fit in
  • Understand the key components for a successful project suggestion​


Glorimar Marrero
Assistant National Policy Manager for the PPA 7721 program.

Lindsey Thiessen
National Science Program Coordinator for the PPA 7721 program.