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Pesticides

EPA Solicits Applications for National Farmworker Training Program

For Release:  August 13, 2019

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement to support a National Farmworker Training Program. This program will develop national pesticide safety training, education and outreach for farmworkers and their families in rural agricultural areas.

The goals of the program will be to:
  • Work with farmworker support organizations, growers, crew leaders, and agricultural extension professionals;
  • Help ensure the safe use of pesticides by focusing on prevention and reducing exposure to pesticides;
  • Enhance safe working conditions for agricultural workers at the local, state and national levels; and
  • Promote environmental justice for low-income, low-literacy, and predominantly non-English speaking farmworkers.

EPA expects to provide up to $500,000 annually, depending on the Agency’s budget, for five federal fiscal years (October 2020-September 2025).

EPA must receive proposals through Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 15, 2019. Our Pesticide Worker Safety Cooperative Agreements page provides information about this and other Requests for Applications. To apply, go to grant opportunity EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-004 at Grants.gov.