Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

USDA National Clean Plant Network

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) Cooperative Agreement Program provides high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers. Priorities for this program include (1) establishing and supporting clean plant network governance and related administrative and support systems; (2) providing for operations needed for the rapid and safe introduction, diagnosis, treatment, foundation block establishment, and release of clean plant materials for planting from foreign and domestic sources for commercial development; (3) conducting methods development to accurately test, develop therapies, and support the establishment of guidelines and standards for different crop species for certification maintenance; (4) developing partnerships with land-grant and other university-based extension and outreach services to interact with commercial nurseries, industry associations, and producers; and (5) developing and implementing audit and quality controls.

Funding will be provided to support implementation and ongoing activities of the National Clean Plant Network. Applications for cooperative agreement funding are given priority if they are based on specialty crop specific, coordinated plans for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, cohesive, and efficient network.

Because MU is limited to submitting one application and/or being a third party in an application submitted by another entity for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010.  Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the USDA mission areas or goals being addressed by the proposed project, 2) collaborative organizations and their involvement, 3) a description of the proposed program, and 4) anticipated sources of matching funds, if applicable.


From approximately $125,000 to $1,250,000. The period of performance is one year on average with an option of a multiyear award subject to annual review and re-authorization. Cost sharing is not required, but highly recommended.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

June 18, 2010


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at