Location: Animal Production and Protection
Project Number: 0208-32000-001-27-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 5, 2009
End Date: Feb 4, 2014
DWPRP is an initiative to develop and validate novel methods to protect US military deployed abroad from threats posed by disease-carrying insects. Diseases that are carried by insects are among the most important health risks facing deployed military. The program will focus on new chemistries and new formulations of public health pesticides, better products for personal protection, and more efficient public health pesticide application technology.
It is the intent of the DoD, through the DWFP, to provide funding to ARS to reinvigorate this mutually beneficial relationship between the two departments. The DWFP will be executed under the auspices of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB). The program will consist of a noncompetitive funding process for ARS-based research and a competitively funded grants process open to non-ARS scientists.