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Agricultural Youth Injury Prevention Grants

 

Hey kids!! You can make a difference

Do your part to educate your community about farm safety and health. We’ll even give you the money to do it.

   
    In 2014, the Clay Central / Everly Middle School FFA were recognized at the MRASH conference for producing an outstanding project on hearing loss prevention, creating PSAs for Farm Safety Week, and distributing ear plugs during their Feed the Farmers event.

Examples from the past:
• Distributed ear plugs, sun screen, and cookies to farmers at harvest time
• Built a farm safety hazard hunt scene
• Purchased blurred vision goggles for an educational program
• Held a coloring, poster, or writing contest about tractor, ATV, livestock safety
• Held a car seat checkup and gave out candy to those using them

I-CASH annually designates funds for community grants to youth aimed at the prevention of farm-related injury. $500 grants are available to decrease the risk of illness and injury due to farm hazard exposure.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the I-CASH youth committee. Criteria for selection will be based on objectives and use of funds. One project will be selected for the top project award which will be presented at the 2015 Midwest Regional Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) meeting in mid-November. Funding will be available for travel and expenses to attend the meeting. A cash award will also be given to the top project.

Grants are only available for youth groups/organizations in Iowa.

2015 Youth Grant Applications are due March 2, 2015.

2015 Application/Evaluation Forms (PDF version)
2015 Application/Evaluation Forms (Word 2010 version)

For more information or assistance with this program, contact Brandi Janssen at brandi-janssen@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4190.

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