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Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

Link

https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/farm-and-ranch-stress-assistance-network

Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grants.gov)

Deadline

Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Purpose

Awards grants to establish regional networks that connect individuals in farming, ranching, and other agricultural occupations to stress assistance programs. Works to initiate, expand, or sustain programs that provide professional behavioral health counseling; conduct outreach; offer training, such as Mental Health First Aid; deliver evidence-based information and materials; and make appropriate referrals to other treatment and service resources. Aims to strengthen coping skills and improve behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for farm and ranch individuals and families facing issues related to stress and suicide.

Regional network programming may include:

  • Farm telephone helplines and websites
  • Training, including programs and workshops for advocates and other individuals or groups that may assist people in farming, ranching, or other agriculture-related occupations who are in crisis
  • Support groups
  • Outreach services and activities, including the dissemination of information and materials

Proposed networks must apply to serve one of four designated regions. Programs should be designed to serve agricultural farmers, ranchers, workers, business owners, and non-industrial private forest owners and managers.

At least two members of a proposed network must be currently delivering services in rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties designated by the Economic Research Service (ERS) at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Applicants can determine rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties by using the 2013 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $2,396,750
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $7,187,000

Only one award will be made for each of the four designated regions.

Who Can Apply

Applications may only be submitted by state, tribal, local or regionally-based collaborative networks comprised of at least 3 separately operated domestic public or private entities, including the applicant organization, with established histories of working in a targeted region.

Collaborations may include:

  • Indian tribes
  • State departments of agriculture
  • State cooperative extension services
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information is available in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording

Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
Brent Elrod
816-926-2535
richard.elrod@usda.gov

Sydney Turner
816-926-2500
sydney.turner@usda.gov

Topics This Program Addresses

Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Mental Health • Suicide and Suicide Prevention