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Rural Agricultural Health and Safety – Funding & Opportunities

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AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
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: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
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
Training for Supervisors of Young Agricultural Workers
Evidence-based training for supervisors, parents, and teachers to help protect the safety and health of adolescent and young adult agricultural workers who are at risk of injury.
Geographic coverage: Available nationwide. Some content may be specific to Midwestern states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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; machine safety; chemical safety; 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, 2020
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; machine safety; chemical safety; 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, 2020
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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: Jun 30, 2020
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: Jun 23, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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, 2020.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 7, 2020
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, 2020
Sponsors: KC Supply Company, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
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: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury Inactive
A cooperative agreement with a single entity to operate a National Center of Excellence that would work to prevent childhood agricultural injury through research, outreach, and research translation to practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Feb 8, 2020
Sponsor: CHS Community Investment
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
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
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
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

Last Updated: 6/12/2020