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 for 2017-18. Project timelines may extend from 12 to 18 months depending on the scope of the project.
Pilot projects addressing unique farming populations (e.g., youth, migrant workers, women farmers etc.), aging, agrochemical use (pesticides and fertilizers), mental health, and other new emerging issues are highly emphasized.
Funding up to $30,000 per project is available. Application deadline is August 14, 2017.
All persons with an interest in agricultural health or safety and appropriate knowledge, skills, and resources are invited to collaborate with an “eligible institution” to prepare an application. “Eligible institutions” include 1) for-profit, non-profit, and public or private institutions, 2) units of local or state government and eligible federal agencies, 3) units of local and state tribal government, and 4) faith- or community-based organizations.
Individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. We are accepting proposals for a pilot project from within our nine-state region (Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin) and Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Projects from outside this region will be considered to the extent that they address agricultural safety and health issues of relevance to agricultural producers and communities within this region.