Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Susan Harwood Training Grants


To provide occupational safety and health training and education to employees and employers, particularly in the recognition, avoidance and abatement of workplace hazards related to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act 2013, Public Law 113-2; Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91-596, 29 U.S.C 670(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit Organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals employed in workplaces affected by Hurricane Sandy that receive training and/or educational services under disaster relief grants.
Applicants must show nonprofit status.
The program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application instructions are distributed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Training and Education. Completed applications are submitted electronically.
Award Procedure
Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are contained in the Solicitation for Grant Applications. They include program, administration and budget categories.
How may assistance be used?
Disaster relief grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training or other educational services to employees and/or employers in priority areas designated by OSHA that are limited to the state of New Jersey and New York City.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are required quarterly, and more frequently, as needed. Federal Financial Reports are required to be completed quarterly. Performance monitoring is conducted by the Regional Office on a monthly basis.
No audits are required for this program.
Records must be retained for 3 years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for 18 months. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. New York Regional Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Headquarters Office
Kimberly Mason 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, N-3419, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: harwoodgrants@dol.gov Phone: (847) 297-4810
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
29 CFR Parts 95 and 96; OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-122.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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