Thursday, June 02, 2016

Grants available for projects, studies to prevent child disease and injury in farming

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is seeking proposals for grants of up to $20,000 for "small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury." The application deadline is Aug. 17.
The center plans to award three grants. Since 2002, 52 projects have been funded though the center. It says priority will be given this year to projects that:
  • Identify and/or address emerging trends in agriculture that may pose risks to children, such as drones, robotics, community-based agriculture, urban agriculture and agri-tourism.
  • Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of farm worksites.
  • Address vulnerable populations, such as immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans and Native Americans.
For information on eligibility, how to improve your chances of being funded, submitting a proposal and other frequently asked questions, go here, or call or email Marsha Salzwedel at 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900, option 8.

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