USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2020 to provide competitive grants to State departments of agriculture, State cooperative extension services, and nonprofit organizations to carry out programs to address farmer stress and suicide risk. The anticipated amount available for grants in FY 2020 is approximately $7.187 million. In 2019, the FRSAN program launched with four awards corresponding to U.S. regions in the Northeast, North Central, South, and West. In 2020, funding has increased fivefold to support regional frameworks offering stress assistance programs, training, services, and referral. In FY20, NIFA is seeking applications from regional partnerships and collaborations that are led by or include nongovernmental organizations (NGO), state departments of agriculture (SDA), Cooperative Extension Services (CES), and Indian tribes with expertise in providing professional agricultural behavioral health awareness, counseling as appropriate, education, training, and referral for other forms of assistance as necessary.
Applications are due by June 23, 2020.