Brookwood-Sago Grant

To provide mine safety and health training and education programs for workers and mine operators, to better identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

To establish and implement education and training programs, or to develop training materials for employers and
miners, concerning safety and health topics in mines, as determined appropriate by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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.

Website Address

http://www.msha.gov



Program Accomplishments

New and renewal grants for programs in fiscal year 2007 have been made in the following amounts: Pennsylvania - $135,000; Indiana - $50,000; West Virginia -$50,000; Colorado - $53,000; Virginia - $85,000; Utah - $ 54,000; and the United Mine Worker of America - $73,000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides grants to states, public, and private nonprofit organizations to provide training and other educational programs or develop training materials for employers and miners concerning safety and health topics in priority areas designated by MSHA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any mining State of the United States, nonprofit public and private organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Recipient of the training workers at mines, any organization employing these individuals, and mine operators.

Credentials/Documentation

Any credential or documentation requirements are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Application procedures are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for each solicitation for grant applications.

Award Procedures

Competitive grant applications, submitted in response to a solicitation for grant application, will be reviewed by a panel for consistency with the solicitation for grant application requirements, and are subject to availability of funds and performance achievement. Funding decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary.

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

Public Law 109-236, Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (Miner Act), 30 U.S.C. 965. Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Timeframes are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewals and option year availability is detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. All awards are based on single-year budget authority. Renewal and option year funding, when provided, is subject to availability of funds and performance achievement. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for current solicitations for grant applications.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All grants require quarterly program and financial (SF 269 and SF 272) reports as well as a final report.

All grants require cooperation and sharing of program reports with an independent external evaluator.

See the Federal Register for solicitations for grant applications.

Audits

Subject to audits by the Department of Labor or other authorized Government agencies. 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 3 years following grant closeout of final audit, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-1200-0-1-554.

Obigations

FY 07 $500,000; FY 08 est. $500,000; and FY 09 est. $500,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

At a minimum, $50,000, depending on the project needs as detailed in the solicitation for grant application and availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, Public Law 91-173 as amended by Public Law 95-164.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey A. Duncan, Director, Educational Policy and Development Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2102, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939. Robert Glatter, Administrative Officer and Outreach Manager Mine Safety and Health Administration Department of Labor, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2102, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939. Telephone: (202) 693-9570.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice soliciting applications.



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