Press Release


April 26, 2022

CONTACT: Jenn Patterson, GPCAH Center Coordinator

GPCAH funds multiple pilot projects (up to $30,000 each) per year intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts targeting the prevention of injury and illness resulting from agricultural work exposures.  Applicants may be community members, non-academic health and safety professionals, academic researchers, new investigators, or trainees.

This year, priority funding is for projects that address mental health, chemical safety, machine safety, or prevention of slips, trips, and falls.  However, any topic of relevance to the GPCAH mission is welcome and eligible for funding. Community members are encouraged to attend a free informational meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM CTS.  Please contact to sign-up and obtain the Zoom information by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Grant recipient David Brown, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said, “If you have an idea of what you’d like to do, or …[a] great project to implement and offer, this is a great source of funding.  It’s enough funding to get a project off the ground, and if it’s a smaller project you’re able to implement it and get as much data as you can.  If you have an idea that you want to try to test out, it’s a great opportunity.”

The Center looks forward to hearing about ideas with strong ties to farming communities. The pilot grant program anticipates funding projects of 12-18 months duration. Applications are open to individuals or groups that serve farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Others may apply, provided the topic is relevant to upper Midwest agricultural communities.

Community project concepts are due on May 13, 2022. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2022.  Awards will be available October 1, 2022.

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