WRASAP Mini Grants Program

WRASAP is offering funding opportunities to partners, collaborators, and stakeholders. Proposals for funds should address causes and solutions for agricultural stress in the Western region. WRASAP is offering two opportunities to apply for mini grants in 2024. Application deadlines are April 30, 2024 and July 31, 2024.

Apply for up to $5,000 to educate yourself/your organization or reduce agriculture-related stress and/or prevent agricultural suicides in your state/territory. Funding is available in the following three categories: Translation, Outreach, and Professional Development. You must be able to complete your project within 6 months after notification of award.

Eligibility:

Prospective applicants for a mini grant must either base program activity in the Western region and/or proposed activity must be relevant to farmers or farmworkers in the Western region.

Western region states and territories include Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Weighted Priority: Proposals seeking to serve underrepresented farmer/farmworker populations and/or member organizations of the WRASAP FRSAN working group will receive weighted priority during the review process. *An underrepresented group is a subset of a population with a smaller percentage than the general population. Underrepresented farmer/farmworker populations include Asian, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx/Latin American indigenous, Native American Nations, Alaskan Natives, women, new and beginning farmers, aging and veteran farmers, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), as well as farmers and farmworkers with disabilities.

Member organizations of the WRASAP FRSAN working group:

  • American Samoa Community College
  • College of Micronesia
  • Colorado State University AgrAbility and Extension
  • CommuniCare Health Centers (CA)
  • Farm Aid
  • Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture
  • Health Education Council (CA)
  • Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • National AgrAbility Project (NAP)
  • New Mexico State Dairy Extension
  • New Mexico State University Extension AgrAbility
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northern Marianas College
  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU)
  • University Nevada, Reno Extension
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks AgrAbility and Extension
  • University of Arizona Tribal Extension Program
  • University of California Davis Extension and CA AgrAbility
  • University of Guam
  • University of Hawaii Extension
  • University of Idaho Extension
  • University of Wyoming Extension
  • Utah State University Extension
  • Washington State Dairy Federation
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

Funding Categories

Translation Mini Grant Proposals

The overarching goal of this WRASAP mini Grants Program is to facilitate and support translation activities that will directly improve agriculture-related stress and agricultural suicide prevention for the Western U.S. WRASAP partners have identified lack of translation of materials as a stressor and barrier to accessing services. Innovative proposals are encouraged, and compelling arguments will support the need to fund these proposals.

Eligible Activities: providing in-person translation or to have resources translated for dissemination or having events/resources adapted to be more relevant and appropriate to a specific culture.

  • Examples of domains for translation projects in the WRASAP region include, but are not limited to, languages (i.e. Spanish, Russian, Mixtec, Chamorro, Tagalog, Chuukese, Kosraean, etc.) and cultures (i.e. farmer culture, farmworker culture, Hmong farmer culture, etc.).

You must be able to complete your project within 6 months after notification of award.

The application will be available no later than April 1st, 2024.

Outreach and Education Mini Grant Proposals

The overarching goal of this WRASAP Mini Grants Program is to facilitate and support outreach activities and providing a range of services, including trainings, workshops, and support services that will directly improve agriculture-related stress and agricultural suicide prevention for the Western U.S.

Eligible Activities: These funds allow for partners to offer smaller or singular events (i.e. single QPR or Mental Health First Aid Training)

  • These funds may also be used to expand the larger outreach programs to new areas as well as speaker costs for embedding behavioral health expertise into existing ag programming.
  • Funds may also be utilized for virtual or phone outreach and educational activities (i.e. training, support groups, etc). Applicants must ensure that they address internet, hardware, software and use access equitably.

You must be able to complete your project within 6 months after notification of award.

The application will be available no later than April 1st, 2024.

Professional Development Mini Grant Proposals

The overarching goal of this WRASAP Mini Grants Program is to facilitate and support professional development activities
that will directly improve agriculture-related stress and agricultural suicide prevention for the Western U.S.

Eligible Activities: These funds allow for partners to attend conferences or workshops, enroll in another applicable professional development opportunities, or offer smaller or singular events (i.e. single QPR or Mental Health First Aid Training).

You must be able to complete your project within 6 months after notification of award.

The application will be available no later than April 1st, 2024.

2024 Important Dates & Award Notification

Submission Deadlines Quarter Classification and Awardee Notification
Quarter 1
April 30thst
Proposals submitted by April 30th will be identified as Quarter 1. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by May 31st.
Quarter 2
June 30th
Proposals submitted May 1st - June 30th will be identified as Quarter 2. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by July 31.

Proposal Submission Instructions

  • Mini grant proposals are comprised of 3 parts. The Application form, the Budget, and the Budget Narrative.
  • You must complete the online Mini Grants Application Form using the links listed under Grant Categories. Once the Mini Grants Application Form is completed there is a button at the bottom of the page to submit the form. The Mini Grants Application Form page does not have the ability to save your work. It is highly recommended that you save your responses in another document in case of data loss. Review Mini Grants Scoring Rubric for guidance for the Application section of your proposal.
  • Your proposal must also include a Budget and a Budget Narrative. You must download a zip file containing the official forms and instructions to complete the financial section of the proposal. You can download them under Funding Categories but note that you must create a WRASAP account before you are allowed to download the files. Once these forms are completed, the completed budget spreadsheet and Budget Narrative document must be emailed to julie.meenaghan@wsu.edu and grants@farmstress.us.
  • Once your Application, Budget, and Budget Narrative forms have been submitted your proposal will be considered complete.
  • Proposals are due on or before 5pm PST on the dates indicated in the table above.
  • Requests may be up to $5,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Look at the following resources to learn more about the basics of writing a good proposal:

Still have questions about mini grants? Email: grants@farmstress.us

For any general questions unrelated to mini grants, email info@farmstress.us.

Review the Mini Grants Scoring Rubric