The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to manage a Field Implementation Meetings Support program.
Specifically, EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to organize and facilitate dialogue and collaboration on pesticide safety
programs for 2017 through 202 1. The grantee will plan and coordinate meetings, forums, symposiums, workshops and conferences (“meetings”) for “partners” (i.e., state, tribal, and territorial pesticide regulatory agencies and university-based extension pesticide safety education programs) and “stakeholders” (e.g., healthcare professionals, nonprofit and professional organizations, associations and others) involved in the safe use of pesticides and the regulated community.
EPA is seeking applications for (1) established meetings and (2) new meetings that would promote the goal of advancing the protection of humans, communities and ecosystems from the risk of pesticide poisonings, illness and injury.
Any one applicant may submit one proposal for (1) and a separate proposal for (2), or one proposal that combines both.
The purpose of the meetings is to enhance EPA partners’ ability to regulate and administer pesticide safety programs and stakeholders’ ability to conduct education, outreach and related pesticide safety activities that contribute to regulatory implementation.