Occupational Safety and Health_Susan Harwood Training Grants

To provide occupational safety and health training and education to employees and employers, particularly in the recognition, avoidance and abatement of workplace hazards.


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Examples of Funded Projects

A labor organization developing a safety and health program for its membership and providing training to key staff from its locals; a safety council providing training and assistance to area small businesses in complying with OSHA standards; a trade association developing training material on a new OSHA Standard and using it to train its membership.


Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Website Address

http://www.osha.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal year 2007, a total of 55 training and education grants were awarded. Fiscal year 2008, estimate is that 50 training and education grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training or other educational services to employees and/or employers in priority areas designated by OSHA.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals employed in workplaces covered by the OSH Act that receive training and/or educational services under grants.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must show nonprofit status.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No preapplication is required.

This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372.

Application Procedures

Application instructions are distributed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Training and Education. Completed applications are returned to the Directorate of Training and Education. OMB Circular No. A-110 governs application requirements.

Award Procedures

Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

Deadlines

Application deadlines are established annually in a Federal Register Notice that announces the availability of funds for new grants. Contact Headquarters listed below for application deadlines.

Authorization

Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91- 596; 29 U.S.C. 670 (c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From three to five months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Grants are awarded for 12 months. Renewals are not usually granted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Matching is not required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded for 12 months. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program and fiscal reports are required quarterly.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Records must be retained for three years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0400-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $10,152,000; FY 08 est $9,939,000; and FY 09 est $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

From $61,000 to $459,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

29 CFR Parts 95 and 96; OMB Circulars A-21 (2 CFR Part 220), A-110 (2 CFR Part 215), and A-122 (2 CFR Part 230).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-2000. Contact: Cynthia Bencheck, Telephone: (847) 297-4810.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice soliciting applications. They include program, administration and budget categories.



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