The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) requests applications for the Hazardous Occupations Safety Training for Agriculture Program (HOSTA) for fiscal year (FY) 2004 to conduct studies relevant to determining the training and certification needs of youth employed in agriculture. In FY 2004, CSREES anticipates that approximately $425,000 will be available for support of this program.
This program is authorized under the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) with funding anticipated under Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) line item for Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification in the FY 2003 Appropriations Act. The current regulations for employment of youth in agriculture and exemptions are provided 29 CFR Part 570, subpart E-1.
In FY 2004, the HOSTA program intends to fund the development of model certification administration standards through the creation of a national certification information clearinghouse.
Only Extension Directors and Administrators of 1862 Land-Grant Institutions and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions are eligible to apply for HOSTA funds. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
This program contains submission requirements different from previous years. As part of CSREES? implementation of eGrants, CSREES is requiring the submission of applications through Grants.gov. There are several one-time actions a potential applicant must complete in order to submit an application through Grants.gov (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the Central Contract Registry (CCR), register with Operational Research Consultants (ORC) and Grants.gov). Information regarding these requirements is in Part VIII, G. and H. of the Request for Applications. Potential applicants should allow an ample amount of time to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be started as soon as possible.
Who can apply:
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
Cooperative Extension Service
For the entire Request for Applications document, including programmatic contact information and application and submission information, click on this link
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Washington, DC, 20024