National Farmworker Training Program

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting applications from eligible parties for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligible organization for a pesticide safety program, including training and education, aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community. The grantee will conduct a national program to educate farmworkers about how to reduce risks from pesticides. As part of this program, the grantee will also train pesticide safety educators who will work with farmworker service organizations, growers and other members of the agricultural community in key rural, agricultural areas with high pesticide use and large numbers of farmworkers to conduct interactive pesticide safety programs for agricultural workers and their families. The grantee may utilize existing EPA approved worker and children protection pesticide safety training and education materials, may develop new and/or improved materials and collaborate with other EPA grantees to address pesticide safety issues for farmworkers and farmworker children. All training materials should be targeted at the low literacy, predominately non-English speaking agricultural worker population. EPA expects to provide an estimated $500,000 annually, depending on the Agency’s budget, for a total of up to $2,500,000 for five years (2020 through 2025).

EPA will consider only one application from each eligible applicant including units of government and institutions of higher education (IHE)


  • Duke Internal: Aug. 30, 2019
  • Sponsor Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with CFDA 66.716 – Research, Development, Monitoring, Public Education, Training, demonstrations and Studies, and the EPA’s Assistance Agreement Competition Policy (EPA Order 5700.5A1), applications will be accepted from states; U.S. territories or possessions; federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American organizations; public and private universities and colleges; hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions; local governments; and international entities. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.



Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

Internal Deadline

August 30, 2019

External Deadline

October 15, 2019