In 2014, EPA awarded three School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants:
- Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will develop a central, Internet-based hub for materials and phone apps that will give school districts the information and tools they need to adopt an IPM program. While the project aims to reach one percent of schools (552,350 students) within three years, it has the potential to reach all of the 15,000 school districts nation-wide and the 49 million children attending U.S. public schools.
- The University of Arizona, working with five additional universities and other stakeholders, will develop and carry out a pilot training and certification program for school staff (custodians, kitchen staff, and school administrators) in eight states and four tribes. Once finalized, the materials will be made available to schools nationwide through partners.
- Michigan State University will help five percent of Michigan and Indiana schools adopt IPM through hands-on education, training and coalition-building, including web-based trainings and a website. About 135,000 children may be protected.
- Texas A&M Agrilife Extension - iSchool Pest Manager Project – School IPM Enhancement Program (PDF)(1 pg, 162 K)
- University of Arizona - Schools (PDF)(1 pg, 192 K)
- Michigan State University - Building on Success: Expanding Efforts to Implement Integrated Pest Management in Michigan and Indiana Schools (PDF)(1 pg, 163 K)