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Community-Initiated Grants


 Community-Initiated Grants Contacts


The application period for 2018-2019 is currently closed. The request for applications for 2019-2020 will be posted in late summer 2019.

Example request for applications:
2019 Community Grant Application Instructions

As part of the HICAHS Outreach Program, funds are provided to agricultural and forestry organizations to augment their existing health and safety programs. In addition to financial support, HICAHS can provide expertise to organizations on improving or evaluating their existing health and safety materials. All funded projects must focus on improving the health or safety of agricultural, forestry, or fishing workers.

Past projects have included the training of Extension Agents on ATV safety (Montana State University Extension, University of Wyoming Extension), creating videos on the proper use of chain saws (Montana Extension), training Hispanic workers on the importance of safety education (Colorado Livestock Association), and development of a training video on livestock and human safety (New Mexico State Extension). Funded organizations often work closely with university personnel and stakeholders to implement a project of their choice. Successful projects utilize social marketing and are attentive to cultural considerations.

The application period is currently closed. It will reopen in late summer/early fall for projects conducted between September 15, 2019 and August 14, 2020.  For more information or to be notified when the application period opens, contact

Projects Currently Funded 

  • University of Wyoming Extension - ATV Safety
  • Colorado State University Extension, Montezuma County - ATV Safety for Youth
  • Montana Logging Association - Equipment Simulator Training
  • Montana Weed Control Association - UTV Safety
  • South Dakota State University Dairy Extension - Dairy Worker Mental Health

Completed Projects

Montana State University Extension Forestry - Chainsaw Safety Videos

chain saw safety

Montana Logging Assocation - Heavy Eqipment Training Videos


Wyoming Stock Growers Assocation - "ATV use in Agriculture" Safety Campaign