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Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.500
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
May 10, 2017
Contact

For programmatic questions:
Aida Balsano, Ph.D.
202.720.4436
abalsano@nifa.usda.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Bruce Mertz
202.401.5062
bmertz@nifa.usda.gov

Purpose

The Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification program provides grants to Cooperative Extension Services to support national efforts for delivering timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or who are already employed in agricultural production.

One grant in each of the following project types will be awarded:

  1. National clearinghouse:
    Maintain and market a national clearinghouse of curricula and resources that serves educators, employers, and parents looking for agricultural health and safety resources
  2. Instructor training:
    Support recruitment, training, and evaluation of youth farm safety instructors in currently available youth farm safety curricula.
  3. Youth training:
    Develop, enhance, implement, and evaluate youth farm safety curricula

Priority consideration will be given to proposals with partnerships across multiple institutions and multiple states.

Eligibility

Applications may be submitted only by Cooperative Extension Services at Land Grant Colleges and Universities (1862 and 1890), including the University of the District of Columbia, Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University, and Central State University.

Only 3 awards will be given nationwide.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Expected number of awards: 3

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Children and youth · Evaluation methods and resources



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