Funding Opportunities

The following are current funding opportunities in agricultural safety and health from UMASH partner organizations, agricultural safety and health organizations and educational institutions.

If no opportunities are listed, please check back soon.


El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad

El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad, an affiliate of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations, is currently seeking proposals for projects, initiatives or programs providing immigration-related legal services, outreach around legal services or programs that help people on the pathway to citizenship, civic engagement, increasing access to culturally sensitive mental health services and organizing to ensure a robust response to the 2020 census.

Application deadline is August 14, 2018

Webinar: Wednesday, June 27 @ 3:00pm

Learn more about El Fondo, this grant opportunity and how to apply.



GPCAH Pilot Grant Program

The Great Plains Center offers grant funding to both scholarly researchers and community organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities. The objective of this small grant program is to serve as an incubator for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities. It is anticipated that the GPCAH will fund three or four projects during the 2018-19 funding cycle.

Pilot projects addressing aging workforce, mental health, chemical safety, and machinery and equipment safety are especially encouraged.

Funding up to $30,000 per project is available.

Application deadline is July 16, 2018.


Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) Pilot/Feasibility Projects Program Request for Proposals

cs-cashThe Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) is now accepting applications for their pilot/feasibility projects program.   These projects can lead to the development of new and creative research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, evaluation, or translation findings and outcomes. They can explore new activities or directions, or take advantage of special opportunities. Pilot project duration is limited to 18 months and funding is limited to $20K per project. Pilot projects are primarily intended to assist investigators to obtain pilot data that can be used in pursuing support through other funding mechanisms.

Research conducted in or involving participants and communities in the CS-CASH seven states
region will be given priority.  These states include: ND, SD, IA, MN, NE, KS, MO. 

Letter of intent due date: July 20, 2018.  Application deadline is August 24, 2018.


2018 HICAHS Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects Request for Proposals

The HICAHS Pilot Grants program funds innovative research projects that promote worker health and safety in the agriculture, forestry, or fishing industries. Extra consideration is given to projects that directly impact the HICAHS region which includes Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Projects in this cycle will be funded at a level up to $25,000 for a ~10 month project duration (including 8% indirect costs), with an estimated project start date of October 1-15, 2018.

Application deadline is July 30, 2018.


Ag Safety Grants up to $20,000 Offered by National Children's Center

nccProposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants.

Application deadline is August 20, 2018.