Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements

Used for Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Agreements (only one with this one now) - State, territorial, and tribal agencies participating in this cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection
and enforcement activities.



Funding Priority 2016

Grantees must conduct activities related to: (1) basic pesticide program; (2) pesticide worker safety: Worker Protection Safety; (3) pesticide worker safety: pesticide applicator certification; (4) pesticide container and containment regulations; (5) soil fumigation and soil fumigants; and (6) pesticides in water.

Grantees also must chose two additional programmatic areas from the following: (1) endangered species protection; (2) bed bugs; (3) pollinator protection; (4) spray drift; (5) state and tribal coordination and communication; (6) supplemental distributors; (7) contract manufacturers; and (8) imports.

These activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at producing facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and warning notices.



Funding Priority 2017
Grantees must conduct activities related to: (1) basic pesticide program; (2) pesticide worker safety: Worker Protection Safety; (3) pesticide worker safety: pesticide applicator certification; (4) pesticide container and containment regulations; (5) soil fumigation and soil fumigants; and (6) pesticides in water.

Grantees also must chose two additional programmatic areas from the following: (1) endangered species protection; (2) bed bugs; (3) pollinator protection; (4) spray drift; (5) state and tribal coordination and communication; (6) supplemental distributors; (7) contract manufacturers; and (8) imports.

These activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at producing facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and warning notices.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2018:

Grantees must conduct activities related to: (1) Basic Pesticide Program; (2) Pesticide Worker Safety: Worker Protection Standard; (3) Worker Safety: Pesticide Applicator Certification; (4) Pesticides in Water; (5) Product Integrity; (6) Border Compliance.

Grantees also must choose one additional programmatic areas from the following: (1) Pick-List Program Area: Fumigation and Fumigants; (2) Spray Drift; (3) State and Tribal Coordination and Communication; (4) Emerging Public Health Pesticide Issues.

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These activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at producing facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and warning notices.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: State agencies participated in the federal/state cooperative agreement program received funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance and enforcement programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection and enforcement activities as well as special pesticide initiatives activities.

Typical program activities included inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; inspections and investigations at ports of entry to assess compliance with import and export requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations were detected, including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and notices.

Funds also supported training activities.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Agriculture And Food, Utah Department Of $ 220,656   2021-10-012024-09-30
North Dakota State University $ 51,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Agriculture And Forestry, Louisiana Department Of $ 512,827   2021-10-012023-09-30
Agricultural Resources, Massachusetts Department Of $ 473,940   2020-10-012023-09-30
Agricultural Resources, Massachusetts Department Of $ 487,920   2019-10-012023-09-30
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Maine Department Of $ 414,220   2020-10-012023-03-31
Agriculture, Michigan Department Of $ 30,000   2022-01-012022-12-31
Agriculture, Michigan Department Of $ 29,883   2020-10-012022-12-31
Clemson University $ 553,810   2020-01-012022-12-31
Clemson University $ 393,747   2020-01-012022-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 72 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 72 grants awarded in fiscal year 2016. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 82,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2016. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. Fiscal Year 2017: The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 70 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 70 grants awarded in fiscal year 2017. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 78,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2017. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. These grants fund state and tribal pesticide programs that are part of a consolidated agreement. As EPA?s co-regulators, these pesticide programs work extensively with pesticide applicators, growers, commodity groups, as well as other government agencies to promote the proper use of pesticides and address pesticide issues. These programs conduct extensive technical assistance for all stakeholders as well as the general public, and provide outreach and education on EPA?s national pesticide priorities such as worker protection, pollinator protection and emerging public health pesticide issues. If enforcement funds are included, these funds are used to enforce FIFRA. - https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=ab5da0b9a33c2522fae9f6c160d7670c. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Available for costs specifically incurred in purchasing inspectional supplies and equipment; reimbursing State travel and per diem expenses associated with the performance of grant outputs; purchasing essential laboratory equipment and supplies; paying salaries for personnel performing inspectional, analytical and/or managerial functions related to grant activities, and for administrative costs associated with the performance of grant outputs.

Funds also can be used for training.

Each program must have at least one federally credentialed inspector pursuant to the September 2004 Guidance for Issuing Federal EPA Inspector Credentials to Authorize Employees of State/Tribal Governments to Conduct Inspections on Behalf of EPA.

Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information.

Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial.

There are no specific restrictions on the use of this assistance. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.

Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.