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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.

 

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.


High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)

Community Initiated Grants

Program purpose:

As part of the HICAHS Outreach Program, funds are provided to organizations to augment their existing worker health and safety programs or create new ones. In addition to financial support, HICAHS can provide expertise to organizations on improving or evaluating their existing health and safety materials. All funded projects must focus on improving the health or safety of agricultural, forestry, or fishing workers. Priority is given to organizations/projects addressing this population in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and/or Wyoming.

Funded organizations often work closely with university personnel and stakeholders to implement a project of their choice. Successful projects utilize social marketing and are attentive to cultural considerations. Previously, funds have been used to develop video training materials, support professional training certifications, create print/digital campaign materials, and facilitate in-person training events. Applicants may request up to $20,000.


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.