The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is solicitingapplications from eligible parties for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligibleorganization for a pesticide safety program, including training and education,aimed at reducing exposure
to pesticides for agricultural workers, theirfamilies and the agricultural community.
The grantee will conduct a nationalprogram to educate farmworkers about how to reduce risks from pesticides.
Aspart of this program, the grantee will also train pesticide safety educatorswho will work with farmworker service organizations, growers and other membersof the agricultural community in key rural, agricultural areas with highpesticide use and large numbers of farmworkers to conduct interactive pesticidesafety programs for agricultural workers and their families.
The grantee mayutilize existing EPA approved worker and children protection pesticide safetytraining and education materials, may develop new and/or improved materials andcollaborate with other EPA grantees to address pesticide safety issues forfarmworkers and farmworker children.
All training materials should be targetedat the low literacy, predominately non-English speaking agricultural workerpopulation.
EPA expects to provide an estimated $500,000 annually, depending onthe Agency’s budget, for a total of up to $2,500,000 for five years (2020through 2025).