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.
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.
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.
Individuals employed in workplaces covered by the OSH Act that receive training and/or educational services under grants.
Applicants must show nonprofit status.
Aplication and Award Process
No preapplication is required.
This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372.
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.
Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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.
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.
Grants are awarded for 12 months. Renewals are not usually granted.
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
Program and fiscal reports are required quarterly.
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 must be retained for three years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.
(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).
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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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