Outreach and Education Funding Opportunity

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: 3-12 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 August 24, 2018, 5 pm PT
Earliest Funding Start Date October 1, 2018
Progress Report Due TBD based on funding length
Final Report Due TBD based on funding length

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
  • Potential for sustainability

3 pages


  • Personnel, supplies, and domestic travel allowed
  • Award limit is for total costs (direct + indirect)

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.

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