Susan Harwood Training and Educational Materials Development

Under the authority of Section 21(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established its discretionary grant program in 197 8. In 1997, OSHA renamed the program in honor of the late Susan

Harwood, former director of the OSHA Office of Risk Assessment.

The grant program offers opportunities for nonprofit organizations to compete annually for funding so they may develop and conduct training and education programs for small business employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.

For FY 2018, OSHA announces the availability of approximately $1 0. 5 million to fund new Susan Harwood Training Program grants.

Susan Harwood Training Program grants are subject to the availability of federal funding and appropriations.

OSHA expects to award multiple grants to eligible nonprofit organizations under this competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Program funding is for a 12-month period beginning no later than September 30, 2018, and ending on September 30, 201 9. The maximum award for a Training and Education Materials Development grant is $75,00 0. Applications submitted under this FOA are competing for a Training and Educational Materials Development grant.

Applicants must propose to develop new training materials addressing one of the OSHA-specified training topics.

The materials must include learning objectives, course matrices, presentation/training materials including videos, instructor and participant guides, student handouts, training evaluations, and learning assessments.

Grantees must validate the training materials in a live classroom training session.

Organizations are restricted to one Susan Harwood Training grant award in a fiscal year.

If an organization submits multiple applications, OSHA will review the last complete and viable application package submitted.

Once submitted, applications are not available for additions, corrections, or revisions.

To make changes to a submitted application, the organization must submit a new application package.

Eligible nonprofit applicants include qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, and employer associations that are not an agency of a state or local government.

State or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions in 2 CFR 290 0. Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, and Native Hawaiian organizations are eligible to apply in accordance with Executive Order 1317 5. Ineligible applicants are individuals, for profit organizations, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, and FY 2017 Susan Harwood grantees with a 90-day extension to the grant performance period.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Estimated Funding: $10,500,000

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 09-531

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations.

Individuals, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, and Susan Harwood grantees with a time extension to their FY 2017 grant performance period of more than 90 days are not eligible for a FY 2018 award.

Eligible applicants include qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, and employer associations (may not be an agency of a state or local government); institutions of higher education that are supported by a state or local government; and Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Grant duties shall not be sub-awarded.

Contracting for services must include a description of the duties of each contractor, explaining why the contractor is necessary and how the contractor will support grant activities.

Contracts must meet the award requirements and requirements of 2 CFR 200 by establishing contracts using full and open competition for procurement to the maximum extent practicable.

Applications involving partnership or consortium organizations must include evidence that all entities are eligible awardees as defined in this FOA.

All organizations must adhere to program requirements.

An organization listed as a partner in one application may not apply for a separate grant.

The applicant is the lead partner and must identify who in their organization is the responsible authorized representative for this grant program.

The authorized representative must have the authority to enter into a grant agreement, and will be the primary contact for OSHA communications regarding the grant.

Other key positions identified in the application are the project director who submits the quarterly program reporting and the financial certifying representative who manages the grant funds and processes the financial reports.

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