The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) is operated through a cooperative agreement with the US EPA (X8-3616301). Each year, the PERC Advisory Board will evaluate proposals, set priorities based on national needs, and approve a series of projects for production in the following year. In general, proposals are not evaluated singly, but in batches. Occasionally, a proposal may be time-sensitive, and there is a fast-track process available.
After a project is approved, PERC is required to use a competitive process to select Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and production professionals (i.e. illustrators, videographers). Selected individuals may be paid by PERC.