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Cooperative Agreement Providing Technical Support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC)

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs solicited applications to provide technical support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) as it works to strengthen tribal pesticide programs.

The TPPC informs member tribes of pesticide issues and promotes pesticide education and awareness. It also assists in the establishment, development and implementation of comprehensive tribal pesticide programs.

The TPPC provides a forum for tribal pesticide and environmental officials to share information, raise tribal pesticide program implementation issues to EPA, and offer input on national pesticide policy that affects tribes.

The recipient of the cooperative agreement will:
  1. Provide administrative support to the TPPC;
  2. Help to identify high-priority, pesticide-related areas of tribal interest;
  3. Assist the TPPC with comments to new rulemaking or issue papers addressing EPA policy decisions that impact Indian country;
  4. Develop an effective communication, public relations and outreach program to effectively interact with both tribal and non-tribal pesticide organizations;
  5. In cooperation with the TPPC and EPA project officer, obtain, develop, deliver and/or facilitate pesticide-related training for the TPPC; and
  6. Work with EPA to develop a tribally driven agenda for tribal pesticide program needs and concerns.

The total funding for the five-year period of the cooperative agreement is $975,000, from Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2025. EPA expects to provide $195,000 in annual funding.

Proposals were due on or before 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 20, 2019. Additional information is available on, under Funding Opportunity Announcement EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-003. If you have questions, please contact Emily Ryan at

Read more about the Tribal Pesticide Program Council and EPA’s tribal pesticide programs.

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