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.


2023 Call for GPCAH Pilot Grant Applications

Pilot Grant Program

Program details:

The Center funds pilot projects (up to $30,000 per project) intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness. The pilot program supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees.  Projects must target agricultural injury and illness prevention to help improve safety and health among agricultural communities in our Midwest region.

Proposals addressing mental health, chemical safety, machine safety, and prevention of slips, trips, and falls are especially encouraged in the 2023-24 application cycle. However, any topic of relevance to the GPCAH mission and/or NIOSH priority goals for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industry sector is welcome.

MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultaion

Safety Grant Program

Program qualifications:

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. Applications are accepted and reviewed every two months – see below for application deadlines.

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.

MDA Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share

Public-Private Partnership Business Grants

Program purpose:

The Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share helps Minnesota farmers buy, ship, and install eligible safety equipment for on-farm grain bins or silos. For Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023), approximately $100k has been allocated for this and the Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) Rebate programs.

This program reimburses 75% of eligible expenses up to $400 per bin or silo and with a limit of $2,400 per farm per fiscal year. Farms may submit only one application per fiscal year.  Equipment must be purchased and paid for between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.  Priority will be given to retrofits on existing facilities.

Applications accepted until June 30, 2023, or until funds run out.