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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs Loan and Business Development Programs
Loans, training, technical assistance, and other development services for small businesses in rural Nebraska communities. Eligible recipients of program services may include healthcare providers, healthcare and social determinants of health related businesses, nonprofit human services providers, public agencies, and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Center for Rural Affairs
ROPS Rebate Program
Offers rebates for approximately 70% of the cost of purchasing and installing a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) kit on tractors.
Geographic coverage: Currently, rebates are available in Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Farmers located in other states may sign up for the waiting list using the online form.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Tractor Safety Coalition
Supporting Farmers' Mental Health: Understanding Farm Culture and Farm Family Dynamics
A self-paced, online training course designed to help behavioral health providers better understand and address the mental health needs and challenges of farmers and their family members.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Behavioral Health Training Partnership, Wisconsin Farm Center
Utah AgWellness Programs
Education, mental health assistance, and other resources designed to help Utah agricultural producers and their families to manage stress.
Geographic coverage: Utah
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Utah State University Extension
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Pilot/Feasibility Projects Academic Track Inactive
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing work-related stress and mental health; the prevention of slips, trips, and falls; machine safety; and chemical safety.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2024
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Off-Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants Inactive
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or disabled domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Minnesota Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share Program Inactive
A program that helps farmers in Minnesota buy, ship, and install safety equipment for farm grain bins and silos.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grants for Housing Services Inactive
Funding to facilitate the delivery of housing solutions that are responsive to the needs of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. Projects should work to meet immediate and near-term needs to address homelessness, prevent homelessness, and improve safety and sanitary standards of existing housing.
Geographic coverage: California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, and Washington
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2024
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
White House Rural Innovators Initiative Inactive
Honorary awards designed to highlight stories of rural leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2024
Sponsors: The White House, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center Pilot Project Program Inactive
Funding to support pilot projects for new and expanded research, prevention/ intervention, and education/translation activities in the area of occupational safety and health in Northwest farming, forestry, and fishing industries.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 3, 2024
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2024
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center