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Aug. 21, 2007

Proposals Sought For I-CASH Agricultural Youth Grants

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH), based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is seeking proposals for its grant program aimed at decreasing the risk of illness and injury to young people living on Iowa farms or involved in agriculture.

Since its inception in 1990, I-CASH has designated funds each year for communities to develop farm injury prevention and education programs targeted for Iowa's youth. This year, a total of $5,000 is available.

Past grantees have conducted community programs on farm safety, including the development of farm safety curricula for elementary and middle school children, educational booths with interactive displays, sun safety education and rural roadway safety.

Technical assistance in preparing I-CASH youth grant proposals is available through a conference call scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. This call is open to all potential applicants free of charge. To participate in this conference call, request an application, or learn more about this program, contact Meggan Fisher, youth grant coordinator, at 319-335-4226 or

Applications and past grant information also are available online at The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2008.

I-CASH is a partnership of the UI, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,