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Special Research Grants Program: Citrus tristeza Research (CTV) Program

This program supports cutting edge research that mitigates or eliminates problems caused by the Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and/or the Brown Citrus Aphid. Citrus tristeza is a viral pathogen of citrus vectored by several aphid species. This disease has been found in all citrus producing regions in the United States and is a pathogen of world-wide importance. Depending on viral strain, citrus plants exhibit a variety of mild to severe symptoms depending on the host and environment. A new aphid vector, the Brown Citrus Aphid, has been introduced into Florida. It is capable of vectoring the stem-pitting strain of Citrus tristeza, the most severe strain. Research using the latest technologies in new ways is encouraged. Priority will be given to applications that propose collaboration between citrus production areas, and those that are judged most likely to result in positive short-term impacts on citrus production. Proposed research into either CTV and/or the Brown Citrus Aphid must clearly define applicability towards control solutions.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Individuals
  • Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Small Business
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Applications may be submitted by Federal agencies. See RFA for more detailed eligibility information.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) December 6, 2006
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    February 7, 2007
    Anticipated Award Date
    July 6, 2007
    Estimated Total Program Funding $645,000.00
    Range of Awards Unavailable
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 44%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Kitty Cardwell
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-CSREES-SRGP-000325
    CFDA Number 10.200 Grants for Agricultural Research, Special Research Grants
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