PRIA 5: Farm Worker and Health Care Provider Training and Education Grants


Grants are awarded to support education, outreach, training, and technical assistance to farm workers on how to prevent or mitigate pesticide-related illness and injury; to health care providers on recognizing and treating pesticide-related illness and injury; and to organizations to give technical assistance to grant recipients or applicants of such grants. Measures may include an increase in awareness of how to minimize, prevent, or mitigate occupational exposure to pesticides, and treat pesticide-related illness and injury; the number of and/or reach of projects on the safe use of pesticides by agricultural pesticide handlers; and awareness and reach of technical assistance to the public on information about pesticides, their uses, risks, and reporting exposures. Funding priorities are: 1. Train and educate farm workers with respect to farm workers' rights relating to pesticide safety and on the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation at 40 CFR part 170. Develop new informational materials, training modules, and innovative delivery methods for both. 2. Develop informational materials and provide technical assistance and training to health care providers on the recognition, treatment, and management of pesticide-related injuries and illnesses. Develop methods on the outreach and delivery of such materials and technical assistance. 3. Provide technical assistance to recipients and potential recipients concerning the grant application process, drafting grant applications and compliance with grant management and reporting requirements.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2022, 7 U.S.C. 136a-1(i)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 20(a), Public Law 106-74, 7 US Code 136r
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For certain competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, the Agency may limit eligibility to complete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy. For example, PRIA 5 limits funding for these projects: 1. Farm worker training. Financial assistance agreements awarded for farm worker education and training on pesticide safety and the agricultural Worker Protection Standard at 40 CFR part 170 are limited to community-based nonprofit farm worker organizations (CBNFWO). For this opportunity, a CBNFWO is defined as a public or private nonprofit organization that supports and/or represents the farm worker community through engagement, education, and other related services provided to individual community residents and community stakeholders. A "community" can be characterized by a particular geographic area and/or by the relationships among members with similar interests and can be characterized as part of a broader national or regional community where organizations can be focused on the needs of farm workers. The CBNFWO must have demonstrated experience in training and educating, or developing informational materials for, farm workers or handlers of pesticides. 2. Health care provider education. Financial assistance agreements awarded for technical assistance, and training and education of health care providers (HCPs) on the recognition and management of pesticide poisonings are limited to nonprofit organizations with demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and training to HCPs who serve farm worker populations. 3. Technical assistance to grantees. Financial assistance agreements awarded to provide easily accessible technical assistance to grant recipients or applicants on the grant application process, drafting grant applications and compliance with grant management and reporting requirements are limited to nonprofit organizations with experience providing technical assistance to farm worker or clinician-training organizations. Nonprofit Organizations with the demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and training to health care providers who serve farm worker populations may apply for grants as a partnership with another nonprofit organization, provided such organizations, at the time of application, have entered into an agreement designating: (I) a member of the partnership that will enter into the assistance agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency for the purposes of accountability for the proper expenditure of Federal funds; (II) performance of the assistance agreement; (III) liability for claims for recovery of unallowable costs incurred under the agreement; and (IV) roles in performing the proposed scope of work for the assistance agreement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Applicants may/will be requested to demonstrate they have appropriate background, academic training, and experience. EPA may ask applicants or principal investigators to submit curriculum vitae and relevant publications.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Regarding pre-application assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the NOFO. For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed in the NOFO.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through
Award Procedure
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the NOFO. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 180 days after deadline for application submission.
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be found at: Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this assistance listing will be described in the NOFO.
How may assistance be used?
This program makes Federal awards on a discretionary basis. A discretionary award means an award in which the Federal awarding agency, in keeping with specific statutory authority that enables the agency to exercise judgement (“discretion”), selects the recipient and/or the amount of Federal funding awarded through a competitive process or based on merit of proposals.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200.329. EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements. Agreements may also require quarterly, interim, and final progress reports, and expenditure/financial, equipment reports. Specific reporting requirements are also identified in the grant regulations at 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable.
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipients grants and cooperative agreements records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of final expenditure reports as required by 2 CFR 200.334. If questions, such as those raised because of audits remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
EPA normally funds grants and cooperative agreements on a 12-month basis. However, EPA can negotiate the project period with each applicant based on project requirements. letter or electronic mail.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Carolyn Schroeder
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20004 USA
Phone: 202-566-2376
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22 FY 23 est $1,000,000.00; FY 24 est $2,350,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000 to $3,000,000/fiscal year; Average $750,000/fiscal year, approximately 3 awards
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 1500 (EPA Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards); 40 CFR Part 33 (Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in United States Environmental Protection Agency Programs).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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