The following are current funding opportunities in agricultural safety and health from UMASH partner organizations, agricultural safety and health organizations and educational institutions.
Safety Grant Program
The Safety Grant Program awards employers in the state of Minnesota a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $10,000 – to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers, based on results of an on-site, safety/health hazard survey. This is a reimbursement program. Invoices dated prior to the approved contract date are not eligible for this program. Grants are awarded to employers that best satisfy the Safety Grant Program goals.
Emerging Issues Grants
The Emerging Issues Program (EIP) of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) supports emerging health and safety concerns of children working on, living in, or visiting agricultural environments. In particular, the program strives for a rapid response to explore, test, implement, or recommend strategies that are likely to identify causes, effects, and prevention interventions in response to new or unresolved/complex problems.
The pilot program supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees, and encourages applications from those newly interested in agricultural health and safety research. Projects must target agricultural injury and illness prevention to help improve safety and health among agricultural communities in our Midwest region. Applications are open to individuals or groups from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.