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MARSHFIELD – The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is accepting grant proposals of up to $ 25,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address emerging issues related to the impact of COVID-19, and / or other emerging issues related to the prevention of childhood agricultural diseases and injuries.
Applicants can request up to $ 25,000 for research studies and up to $ 15,000 for non-research projects. The deadline for letters of intent is October 1. The deadline for applications is November 1.
The call for proposals focuses on documenting, responding to and exploring emerging child health and safety issues in and around agricultural settings.
“COVID-19 is a prime example of an emerging problem affecting children in the agricultural environment,” a statement from the National Children’s Center said.
“The pandemic has left an indelible mark on our society and continues to affect our lives, and agriculture is no exception,” said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the National Children’s Center. “However, the impacts of the pandemic are likely unique in the way they affect young people living and working on farms as well as the children of farmers and farm workers.”
Proposals should address / include: impact on special / vulnerable populations; public / organizational policies that protect young people in agriculture; and leverage existing National Children’s Center resources – AgInjuryNews, youth work guidelines, agri-tourism safety materials, child farm safety and health workshops – and / or networks.
“The grants are part of the National Children’s Center’s Emerging Issues program, which supports emerging concerns for the health and safety of children working, living or visiting agricultural environments. Community organizations, public or private institutions, local or state government units, or tribal government in the United States are eligible. Projects not specific to children and agriculture will not be funded, ”the statement added.
For more information, visit www.marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs/emerging-issues-grants or call 1-800-662-6900.