Community Pilot Grant RFP and Information

The GPCAH is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of farmers, ranchers, farm workers, their families, and agricultural community members in the Midwest and beyond. The GPCAH is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is a unit of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We conduct basic and applied research, offer education, training and outreach, and translate research results into effective ways to prevent work-related injury and illness in agriculture. Our pilot grant program supports research projects that address hazards relevant to farmers and farm workers in our 9-state region (IA, IL, IN, KS, NE, MO, MN, OH, & WI).  We especially encourage projects addressing work-related stress and mental health, the prevention of slips/trips/falls and other traumatic injuries, and chemical safety.

Community-track pilot project directors are typically staff members of organizations with established connections to agricultural workforces who propose to develop, implement, and/or evaluate evidence-based agricultural safety and health intervention or outreach/education programs. Recent community-track pilot grant topics include respiratory protection training to prevent COVID-19 among agricultural workers, suicide prevention training within Iowa’s agricultural community, and podcasts focusing on mental health and farm stress.

When requested in the Project Concept / Letter of Intent, we will make efforts to link applicant organizations with appropriate academic specialists within the GPCAH to promote collaboration between research institutions and community organizations and to assist in the development of successful applications.  

View Community Pilot Grant RFP


May 10, 2024:  Community concept project due

July 5, 2024: Deadline


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Availability of funds for these proposals is conditional on funding of the GPCAH by NIOSH (we anticipate receipt of such funds but are unable at this time to guarantee their availability).