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Applications for farm safety mini-grants accepted through Aug. 16, 2017

Priority given to projects that address persistent patterns of childhood injury.

Apply now for mini-grants of up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is Aug. 16, 2017.

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. 

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Address persistent patterns of childhood injury in agriculture (e.g., extra riders, children and skid steers).
  • Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite.
  • 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 frequently asked questions, go to: or contact Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., mailto:[email protected] 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900 option 8.


There are restrictions on projects that will be funded. Restrictions include:

  • Projects that are not specific to children and agriculture will not be funded (e.g. car seat programs, bicycle safety, recreational ATV).
  • Senior/tenured researchers are not eligible to submit an application as Principal Investigators. 
  • Projects limited to education programs for children will not be funded.

A list of previously funded projects is available for review on the NCCRAHS website. 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.

Since 2002, 55 projects have been funded through the National Children's Center.

Source: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

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