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Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training
A self-paced online course for groups that work with farmers and ranchers to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: American Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Credit, Michigan State University Extension, National Farmers Union, University of Illinois Extension
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
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
Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01) Inactive
Grants for research to understand and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime, including firearm suicides/self-harm in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2020
Application Deadline: May 5, 2020
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 6/23/2020