Agency: Agriculture Dept. (National Institute of Food and Agriculture); Program: Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification (YFSEC) Program (CFDA Number: 10.500) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-005800); Eligibility: Extension directors and administrators of 1862 Land-Grant Institutions and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions; Funding: $300,000 for one award (no match required); Deadline: June 20.
Summary: The YFSEC program supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent and appropriate training to youth actively working, with or without compensation, in agricultural production, regardless of whether the production is or is not family-owned.
USDA seeks applicants to develop and implement youth farm safety extension education programs that will fill gaps in youth farm safety education. Applicants need to consider the significance of the hazards to the health and safety of youth on farms and ranches in focusing the curriculum content. Proposals should develop curriculum educational programming and evaluation consistent with guidelines for multiple geographic regions.