Grants and Contracts Details


#Extension Helps, with goals of addressing the critical needs of Kentucky residents impacted by historically severe flooding, is a proposed new Standard Extension application. #Extension Helps, will include three priority components which can be initiated within the recommended ninety-day timeline and completed within one year. #Extension Helps components will provide necessary post-flood programming direction, address the immediate needs of agriculture producers and the mental health needs of youth and adults in the region. 1) Comprehensive Needs Assessment - Conducted by the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, this assessment will provide priority programming guidance to Kentucky Extension, post-flood and enhance the dedicated personnel resources that Extension is committing to the region over the next 2-3 years. 2) Preventative Health and Hoop Barn Demonstration and Education - Cattle consuming forages contaminated by flood sediments are at increased risk of soil-borne pathogens such as tetanus and botulism. Widespread damage to handling facilities makes vaccination challenging to producers. Portable livestock handling facilities and hoop barns can be utilized and demonstrated to address these issues. 3) Mental Health First Aid - Provide the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) end-user training to approximately 160 individuals/8 classes within the Eastern KY Flood region, in a virtual and face-to-face format.
Effective start/end date9/30/229/29/23


  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture: $299,421.00


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