Outreach and Education Funding

Teresa Andrews discusses sexual harassment training at a research roundtable

The overarching goal of the WCAHS Outreach funding opportunity is to expand and enhance the topical and regional reach of WCAHS and facilitate stronger collaboration between Cooperative Extension personnel, academic and private educators and WCAHS.

The 2019 Outreach and Education Funding application submission deadline has passed.

Current Funding Opportunity

WCAHS is dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers, and their families and communities through multidisciplinary research, education, and community trainings. Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. and represents one of the largest industrial sectors in California.

WCAHS is seeking outreach and education proposals that address agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. WCAHS welcomes applications on subjects spanning core agricultural health and safety topics (e.g. heat illness prevention, sexual harassment, pesticides, ag equipment and operation) to those that are emerging or underserved (e.g. ag worker mental health issues and resources, ATV safety, wildfire remediation risks and best practices). Although examples are provided, we welcome all ideas that are relevant to agricultural health and safety. 

For applicants that do not directly interact with farm operators or agricultural workers, collaboration with a Cooperative Extension Specialist or Farm Advisor is strongly encouraged. Such proposals should include a letter of support from collaborating Cooperative Extension personnel affiliated with the University of Arizona, University of California, University of Hawaii, or University of Nevada depending on the state(s) targeted by the proposed work. 

Appropriate contacts can be found on each state’s Cooperative Extension website:

Examples of successful proposals include, but are not limited to, educational safety materials, new training courses, needs assessments, health fairs or events.


  • Funding length: 3–9 months 
  • Funding requests up to $10,000, most awards will be $5,000–$7,500


  • Faculty with PI eligibility in the Western region (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
  • PhD students or postdoctoral scholars in the Western region
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Applicants from AZ, HI, and NV are encouraged to apply

Key Dates

Proposals Due October 25, 2019, 5 p.m. PT
Earliest Funding Start Date November 8, 2019
Progress Report Due April 17, 2020
Final Report Due September 18, 2020

Submission Instructions:

Send all materials in one pdf to aghealth@ucdavis.edu

Required Proposal Items

Abstract written for lay audience

<150 words

Project narrative:

  • Background
  • Project goals
  • Significance
  • Approach
  • Evaluation plan
  • Plan to engage WCAHS
  • Potential for sustainability

3 pages


  • Personnel, supplies, and domestic travel allowed
  • Award limit is for total costs (direct + indirect)
  • UC Davis does not have an indirect limit

1 page

Budget justification

1 page

Resume or CV for project lead


If applicable: letter of support from a Cooperative Extension Specialist or Farm Advisor in targeted outreach region  

Graduate student projects only:  faculty letter of support


Postdoc projects only: faculty letter of support including commitment of time for the project


WCAHS Outreach Funding Objective

The overarching goal of this WCAHS Outreach funding opportunity is to expand and enhance the topical and regional reach of WCAHS and facilitate stronger collaboration between Cooperative Extension personnel, academic and private educators, and WCAHS. 

Review Criteria

The review process emphasizes outreach impact, which includes identification of a significant health- and/or safety-related problem that may be related to agricultural sources; magnitude of health and/or safety problem; innovation and use of appropriate tools and methodologies to address the question; and fit with WCAHS’ goals. An evaluation or assessment plan that, at minimum, tracks attendance/viewership, solicits stakeholder feedback on content clarity, and, if possible, gauges audience understanding before and after the outreach effort. 

All awardees will be expected to engage WCAHS in at least two meetings during the project period to discuss approach and material development. All materials developed during the project (e.g., radio clips, videos, training materials) must include the WCAHS logo and be provided for inclusion on the WCAHS website. Awardees will be expected to participate in WCAHS events and seminars and acknowledge WCAHS in publications and presentations by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) grant title and number. 

More information about WCAHS can be found here: aghealth.ucdavis.edu

Questions? – aghealth@ucdavis.edu