United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
07/02/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofits, including labor unions, community organizations, IHEs, employer associations, and tribal and Native entities, to build organizational capacity to provide occupational health and safety training programs. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
Two types of capacity building grant opportunities are available:
1. Capacity Building Developmental grants support and assist organizations that through past activities have established a capability to provide occupational safety and health training, education, materials development, and/or technical assistance.
2. Capacity Building Pilot grants assist organizations that demonstrate a potential for meeting the objectives of the Capacity Building Developmental program, but need to assess their organizational capabilities, priorities, and needs.
For more information on these two grant categories, see: https://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/SHTG-FY-19-03CapacityBuildingDev_or_Pilot.pdf#page=6
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds eligible nonprofit organizations to develop training materials and deliver training on the recognition, abatement, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in workplaces that may include providing related assistance. Applicants are encouraged but not required to develop training materials. The program emphasizes seven areas:
- Training workers and/or employers on identifying and preventing serious safety and health hazards identified by OSHA through the DOL’s Strategic Plan, as part of an OSHA special emphasis program, or other OSHA priorities (see https://www.osha.gov);
- Educating workers on their rights and employers on their responsibilities under the OSH Act;
- Educating workers and/or employers in small businesses (for this grant program, a small business is one with 250 or fewer employees);
- Training workers and/or employers about new OSHA standards;
- Training at-risk and/or low-literacy workers, including temporary and warehouse workers;
- Providing technical assistance to employers and workers; and
- Developing and disseminating materials to train and educate workers.
Applicants that demonstrate in their proposal that at least one census tract within their physical service area is designated by the Secretary of Treasury as a qualified Opportunity Zone will receive 2 points toward their overall application score. Applicants will not receive additional points for multiple Opportunity Zones within the proposed physical service area. For more information on Opportunity Zones, go to: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zonesfrequently-asked-questions.
Targeted audiences are:
- Small businesses (fewer than 250 employees);
- New businesses;
- Limited English proficiency workers;
- Non-literate and low literacy workers;
- Young workers;
- Temporary workers;
- Minority and other hard-to-reach workers; and
- Workers in high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates.
GrantWatch ID#: 154627
Expected Number of Awards: 80
The maximum award for a Capacity Building Developmental grant is $180,000 and for a Capacity Building Pilot grant is $80,000.
Program funding is for a 12-month period beginning no later than September 30, 2019, and ending on September 30, 2020.
Successful Capacity Building Developmental grantee may be eligible for up to three additional 12-month follow-on grants to continue developing their occupational safety and health training capacity program.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Susan Harwood Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
Directorate of Training and Education
2020 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102
Email FOA questions to HarwoodGrants@dol.gov, or call 847-725-7805, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. eastern time.
Grants.gov questions may be direct to their Support Center by email at Support@grants.gov, or by telephone at 1-800-518-4726.
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