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National Farmworker Training Program

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: 66.716
Sponsor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Deadlines
Oct 15, 2019
Contact

Ana Rivera-Lupiañez
rivera-lupianez.ana@epa.gov
703.308.6841

Purpose

The National Farmworker Training Program provides funding for a single agency to conduct a national program to educate farm workers about pesticide safety, including training and education aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families, and the agricultural community.

Program objectives include:

  • Develop and/or improve pesticide safety training programs and materials for agricultural workers in English and other relevant languages (including Spanish, Mixteco, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, Russian, and Karen) so they can better understand pesticide safety and protect themselves and their children
  • Enhance safe working conditions for agricultural field workers and other members of the agricultural community at the local, state, and national levels
  • Promote environmental justice for low-income, low-literacy, and predominately non-English speaking farmworkers and farmworker children in rural agricultural areas by educating on how to reduce exposure to pesticides
  • Enhance collaboration among members of the pesticide safety and agricultural communities while developing improved pesticide safety programs designed to prevent pesticide exposure for farmworkers, pesticide applicators, and other members of the agricultural community
  • Utilize existing national networks, including farmworker advocacy groups and other relevant EPA grantees, to establish collaboration, training, and education
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • U.S. territories and possessions
  • Federally recognized Tribal governments
  • Native American organizations
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Public and private nonprofit institutions
  • Local governments
  • International entities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $2,500,000 in the first year and $500,000 in subsequent years
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Families · Farmers and farmworkers · Limited English proficient



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