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Rural Agricultural Health and Safety – Funding & Opportunities

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National Center for Farmworker Health Learning Collaboratives
Virtual learning collaboratives that allow health centers to study and apply quality improvement methodology to a focused topic, such as increasing access to care, implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or improving language access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Center for Farmworker Health
National 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 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
Agricultural Safety and Health Achievement Awards Inactive
Award program that honors individuals, organizations, and collaborations that have made significant contributions to agricultural safety and health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2019
Sponsor: Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) Inactive
Grants to tribal colleges and universities for research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities, including projects that focus on health, environment, and agricultural production needs of remote reservation communities through research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I Inactive
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Farmworker Training Program Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program Inactive
A distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses designed to increase knowledge base in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases related to agricultural work exposures. A 50% nonprofit registration rate is available for nurses working for nonprofit organizations, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
Agricultural Health and Safety Special Project and Pilot Study Funds (Mini-grant Program) Inactive
Funding to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2019
Sponsor: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS) Inactive
Grants to support agriculture, forestry, and fishing worker occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Inactive
Grants to initiate, expand, or sustain programs that provide behavioral health counseling, referral, and other forms of assistance for agricultural workers in crisis.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
CHS Farmer Health and Well-Being Initiative Inactive
Grants for national and regional programs that are providing resources to support farmers and ranchers navigating the stresses and uncertainties of agricultural production in challenging weather and economic situations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2019
Sponsor: CHS Foundation and Community Giving
CHS Seeds for Stewardship Grants Inactive
Matching grants to cooperatives for programs to develop the next generation of agricultural leaders, improve agricultural safety, and enhance rural vitality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
Sponsor: CHS Community Investment
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants 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 mental health; sleep deprivation; safe transport and handling of commodities; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Grants for community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training and educational campaigns. Priority will be given to projects addressing mental health; sleep deprivation; safe transport and handling of commodities; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Agricultural Safety and Health: Core Course Registration Fee Waivers Inactive
Awards course registration fee waivers to attend the Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course to be held in Iowa in June, 2019.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2019
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Grain Bin Rescue Equipment and Training Contest Inactive
Awards for rural emergency first responders that include grain rescue tubes and hands-on rescue training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsors: KC Supply Company, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Centers for Agricultural Health and Safety (U54) Inactive
Funding to operate a Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, which will conduct research and help translate scientific discoveries focused on improving worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 29, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 10, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury (U54) Inactive
Awards funding to operate a National Center of Excellence that would work to prevent childhood agricultural injury through outreach, education, networking, training, prevention, intervention, and research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 14, 2014
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 11/18/2019