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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 29, 2003

I-CASH Accepts Proposals For Agricultural Youth Grants

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) 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 $10,000 is available.

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

For more information or an application packet, contact Kay Mohling, program coordinator, at 319-335-4219 or by e-mail at kay-mohling@uiowa.edu. Applications are also available online at www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icash. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2004.

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, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu