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.


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.

Pilot projects addressing mental health, sleep deprivation, safe transport and handling of commodities (e.g. grain, hay), and slips, trips, and falls prevention, are especially encouraged..

Funding up to $30,000 per project is available (conditional on availability of funds allocated by the federal government to the GPCAH).

Application deadline is July 1, 2019.


CHS Funding for Farmer Health and Well-being

Farmers and ranchers are often at the mercy of factors beyond their control — and that unpredictability can take a toll. CHS is undertaking a special funding opportunity to support organizations helping farmers and ranchers navigate the uncertainties and stresses of ag production in challenging weather and economic situations.

Application deadline is July 8, 2019.


HICAHS Pilot Grants Program

HICAHS is seeking proposals for awards up to $25,000 for the project period October 2019 - August 2020.

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) Pilot Grants program funds innovative research projects that promote health and safety in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. Extra consideration is given to projects that directly impact the HICAHS region, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Projects in this cycle will be funded at a level up to $25,000 (including 8% indirect costs) for a ~10 month project duration, with an estimated project start date of October 1-15, 2019. All project monies must be spent by August 15, 2020.

Application deadline is  July 31, 2019.


El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad

Diversity Endowment Funds

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, 2019 @ 3pm


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.

Application deadline is August 19, 2019.