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Special Project and Pilot Study Funds Mini-Grant Program

Grants to USA Individuals Affiliated with CBOs, Agencies, and
Institutions to Prevent Agricultural Health Risks for Children

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Foundation / Corporation

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National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA individuals affiliated with public or private institutions, community-based organizations, and government agencies for pilot projects and small-scale studies addressing the prevention of agriculture injuries and diseases for children up to age 18.

Funds are allocated to support projects that: a) test innovative strategies; b) develop new partnerships beyond safety professionals (e.g. insurers, bankers, equipment dealers, media); c) address persistent patterns of childhood injury in agriculture (e.g. extra riders on tractors, children and skid steers); and d) translate research findings into practical applications.

Priority Topics:

The Goals and Strategies from the “Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan” serves as an updated guide to national initiatives related to children’s agricultural health and safety. Each application must clearly indicate how it is addressing a priority in childhood agricultural injury prevention as outlined in this National Action Plan.

Highest funding priority will be given to projects that:

a) Address persistent patterns of childhood injury in agriculture (e.g. extra riders on tractors, children and skid steers).

b) Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite.

c) Address vulnerable populations (e.g., immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans, and Native Americans).

Proposals will be peer-reviewed using the following criteria: a) alignment with the purpose of mini-grant program; b) eligibility requirements; c) priority topics outlined in the call for proposals; d) adequacy of project design and methods; e) strength of evaluation; and f) likelihood of expanding the knowledge base of childhood agricultural injury prevention.


The budget must indicate the requested amount and justification for each category (i.e. personnel, travel, supplies, and consultants). Institutional indirect costs must be included as part of the total budget as a separate line item, and can compromise no more than 20% of total budget. It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine indirect cost rate with his/her institution. Your institution's indirect cost agreement must be included with your application if the budget includes this line item.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173147

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $20,000 may be requested.

Term of Contract:

All funds must be expended by September 29, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals affiliated with community-based organizations, public or private institutions, units of local or state government, or tribal government throughout the United States are eligible to apply for funds.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with NIOSH Agricultural Research Centers or Universities on project design and evaluation.

Priority will be given to organizations and junior faculty who are building their capacity in childhood agricultural health and safety, and those that generate new partnerships.


a) Projects that are not specific to children and agriculture will not be funded (e.g. car seat programs, bicycle safety, recreational ATV).

b) Senior/tenured researchers are not eligible to submit an application as Principal Investigators.

c) Projects limited to education programs for children will not be funded.

A list of previously funded projects is available for review. Priority topics have changed over time, so this list is not absolute as to what will or will not be funded; it is intended to act as a guide to the range of topics and scope of work.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is August 16, 2017.

Applicants will be notified of award decision by September 22, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions regarding the funding process (e.g. budget), please contact:

Marlene Stueland

For progrommatic questions (priority topics, fundable ideas, potential collaborators), please contact:

Marsha Salzwedel, M.S.

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