Community Initiated Grants

2023-2024 Update

We will not be releasing a request for applications in 2023-2024. If you have a project idea, please contact Whitney Pennington to discuss funding opportunities.

As part of the HICAHS Outreach Program, funds are provided to organizations to augment their existing worker health and safety programs or create new ones. 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. Priority is given to organizations/projects addressing this population in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and/or Wyoming.

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. Previously, funds have been used to develop video training materials, support professional training certifications, create print/digital campaign materials, and facilitate in-person training events. Applicants may request up to $20,000.

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Data Sharing Plan

Grant recipients whose projects involve collection of research data must comply with our data sharing plan. Investigators will retain the ability to delay data sharing until after the acceptance of research publications summarizing main findings. In the event of a data request, investigators must provide the following:

  • Data will be de-identified to remove information relating to the specific individual and/or business involved (names, addresses, relations).
  • Research methods and workflow will be precisely described and documented and will allow any external groups to precisely reproduce results from the raw data.

Data requests made to project Principal Investigators must be communicated to the HICAHS Outreach Core Lead. The Outreach Core will share requests with Principal Investigators should requests be directed to HICAHS personnel.


John Rosecrance, PhD

Community-Initiated Grants Program Lead

Whitney Pennington
Whitney Pennington, MPH

Outreach Lead