Consultation Agreements


To fund consultative workplace safety and health services, targeting smaller employers with more hazardous operations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 State consultation visits are estimated at 26,930. State consultation visits were 27,927.
Fiscal Year 2017 State consultation visits were 25,987.
Fiscal Year 2018 State consultation visits are 26,362.
Fiscal Year 2019 State Consultation visits were at 26,213.
Fiscal Year 2020 State Consultation visits are 17,663.
Fiscal Year 2021 State Consultation visits actual are at 17,607
Fiscal Year 2022 State Consultation visits were at 20,121
Fiscal Year 2023 State Consultation visits are estimated at 23,352
Fiscal Year 2024 State Consultation visits are estimated at 23,063
Occupational Safety and Health Act, Section 21(d), Public Law 105-197, 29 U.S.C. 651
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Designated State agencies which have been authorized by the Governor to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with full power to perform the obligations funded therein and to expend Federal funds as well as State funds as required.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any private employer operating within a State, with priority given to smaller employers with the more hazardous operations.
State agency responsible for providing consultative services to employers must meet the minimum requirements of the consultation program set forth in 29 CFR 1908. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application instructions are distributed to the States by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to the designated State agencies through OSHA's Directives System. Completed applications are returned to OSHA's National Office.
Award Procedure
Final approval of funding requests is given annually by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Funding to States for administering their consultation program can be renewed indefinitely, provided that State consultation projects continue to meet the requirements of the program. Applications for renewals are submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Grants Office.
How are proposals selected?
Agreements may be awarded only to a State agency, designated by the Governor of a State, which has submitted an application for funding.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative Agreements to States to provide occupational safety and health consultative services to employers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance Monitoring is conducted.
Not applicable.
Records must be retained for 3 years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 10%. The Federal share may not exceed 90 percent of the total cost to the recipient.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Consultation Cooperative Agreements are aspects of a continuing program. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for regional offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Headquarters Office
Aleksandr Krivitskiy
200 Constitution Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20210 US
Phone: 202-693-2423
Fax: 202-693-1696
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$62,509,000.00; FY 23 est $63,160,000.00; FY 24 est $63,160,000.00; FY 21$61,500,000.00; FY 20$61,500,000.00; FY 19$59,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fiscal year 2022 grants ranged from $250,400 to $5,710,000. These awards represent approximately 90 percent of total program costs.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Parts 200,and 2900; and 29 CFR Part 1908.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.