The Emerging Issues Program (EIP) of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) supports emerging health and safety concerns of children working on, living in, or visiting agricultural environments. In particular, the program strives for a rapid response to explore, test, implement, or recommend strategies that are likely to identify causes, effects, and prevention interventions in response to new or unresolved/complex problems.
For programmatic questions (e.g., priority topics, fundable ideas, potential collaborators), contact:
Emerging Issues Program Director, Bryan Weichelt, PhD
For funding process questions (e.g., budgets), or if you have questions not answered by the FAQ page, contact:
NCCRAHS Administrator, Kathie Smith.
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Special Project and Pilot Study Funds (Mini-grant Program) 2002-2019
The purpose of the “Mini-grant” program (Emerging Issues Grants) of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety was to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that addressed prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. From 2002 through 2019, more than 60 projects were funded up to $20,000 each. Individuals affiliated with community-based organizations, public or private institutions, units of local or state government, or tribal government throughout the United States were eligible to apply for funds. Priority was given to organizations and junior faculty who were building their capacity in childhood agricultural health and safety, and projects that generated new partnerships.