Worker Safety Grants Program

Posted by Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America on October 5, 2015

Agricultural Safety and Health Council Seeks Applications for Worker Safety Grants Program

The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America is seeking applications for its 2016 Safety Grants Program.

The purpose of the annual program is to encourage and provide financial support for interventions at the local and/or regional level in order to facilitate timely application of evidence-based safety and health strategies to protect agricultural workers.

With a theme of “strengthening partnerships for safety,” ASHCA’s 2016 grants prioritize projects that engage both management and workers in the planning and delivery of safety; facilitate new partnerships for providing timely, effective safety programs; reach out to stakeholders who have limited access to safety programs; implement evidence-based agricultural safety and health strategies; and have the potential to be sustained after the grant period.

A maximum of $10,000 may be requested. Applicants are encouraged to secure matched funds for their proposed project either from within their own organization or another external funding source. Matched funds could be actual or “in-kind” in the form of personnel salary, provision of supplies, consultation, and/or travel support.

Applicants are expected to be engaged in agriculture-related production, education/training, and/or research. The key contact (principal) will generally meet one or more the following criteria: a) farm/agribusiness owner (farmer, grower, producer, rancher); b) agricultural organization representative; c) agricultural community-based organization or service leader; d) agribusiness risk manager or safety advisor; e) safety or public health academic instructor; and/or f) an agricultural youth organization representative.

Membership in ASHCA is not a requirement but is encouraged. Preference is given to projects that are not typically funded by federal/state grants.

Visit the ASHCA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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