Friday, December 11, 2015

Agricultural safety grants available up to $10,000; deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2016

About a dozen safety grants up to $10,000 are being offered to agribusinesses and producer groups through the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA). ASHCA Chair Leon Graves, who represents Dairy Farmers of America, said in a statement: “An ideal grant proposal is one that comes from a small company or organization wanting to provide hands-on safety training to ag workers using an evidence-based safety program. The applicant should show a matched contribution from other sponsors or in-kind support from safety consultants or trainers.”

Priority will be given to: "Programs that engage both management and workers in the planning and implementation of successful injury reduction programs; hands-on training initiatives that will increase workers’ adoption of proven safety practices and will be sustained beyond the grant period; and initiatives that reach under-served or high-risk populations, e.g., non-English speaking workers." The deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2016. For more information, click here.

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