Mine Health and Safety Grants
To assist States in providing safety and health training and develop programs to improve mine health and safety conditions.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Mine Safety and Health Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: Alabama - $201,715; Alaska - $51,663; Arizona - $290,477; Arkansas - $100,441; California - $342,378; Colorado - $212,743; Connecticut - $54,698; Delaware - $0; Florida - $173,415; Georgia - $194,983; Idaho - $0; Illinois - $222,391; Indiana - $193,761 Iowa - $116,838; Kansas - $83,992; Kentucky $634,622; Louisiana - $82,552; Maine - $56,341; Maryland - $58,488; Massachusetts - $66,383; Michigan - $217,863; Minnesota - $276,899; Mississippi - $61,589; Missouri - $209,246; Montana - $138,984; Nebraska - $67,358; Nevada - $237,740; New Hampshire - $41,133; New Jersey - $50,509; New Mexico - $148,925; New York - $261,727; North Carolina - $154,816; North Dakota - $59,190; Ohio - $265,749; Oklahoma - $108,896; Oregon - $106,893; Pennsylvania - $539,310; South Carolina - $66,565; South Dakota - $59,975; Tennessee - $141,419; Texas - $434,492; Utah - $173,937; Vermont - $71,268; Virginia - $271,834; Washington -$150,073; West Virginia - $569,506; Wisconsin - $194,385; Wyoming -$195,606; and Navajo Nation - $27,141. Fiscal Year 2015: Alabama - $203,796; Alaska - $91,134; Arizona - $289,573; Arkansas - $104,696; California - $289,578; Colorado - $204,032; Connecticut - $45,068; Delaware - $4,411; Florida - $129,953; Georgia - $154,254; Idaho - $110,634; Illinois - $208,557 Indiana - $200,225 Iowa - $145,777; Kansas - $93,448; Kentucky $542,121; Louisiana - $81,619; Maine - $76,441; Maryland - $53,549; Massachusetts - $67,276; Michigan - $196,161; Minnesota - $275,345; Mississippi - $46,658; Missouri - $202,400; Montana - $150,000; Nebraska - $66,968; Nevada - $270,233; New Hampshire - $47,844; New Jersey - $43,045; New Mexico - $153,782; New York - $248,993; North Carolina - $140,789; North Dakota - $90,326; Ohio - $231,069; Oklahoma - $124,742; Oregon - $111,016; Pennsylvania - $524,714; Rhode Island - $12,300; South Carolina - $56,940; South Dakota - $68,752; Tennessee - $148,125; Texas - $456,021; Utah - $183,501; Vermont - $73,403; Virginia - $228,945; Washington -$135,555; West Virginia - $537,504; Wisconsin - $241,321; Wyoming -$235,188; and Navajo Nation - $25,000. Fiscal Year 2016: Alabama - $203,796; Alaska - $91,134; Arizona - $289,573; Arkansas - $104,696; California - $289,578; Colorado - $204,032; Connecticut - $45,068; Delaware - $4,411; Florida - $129,953; Georgia - $154,254; Idaho - $110,634; Illinois - $208,557 Indiana - $200,225 Iowa - $145,777; Kansas - $93,448; Kentucky $542,121; Louisiana - $81,619; Maine - $76,441; Maryland - $53,549; Massachusetts - $67,276; Michigan - $196,161; Minnesota - $275,345; Mississippi - $46,658; Missouri - $202,400; Montana - $150,000; Nebraska - $66,968; Nevada - $270,233; New Hampshire - $47,844; New Jersey - $43,045; New Mexico - $153,782; New York - $248,993; North Carolina - $140,789; North Dakota - $90,326; Ohio - $231,069; Oklahoma - $124,742; Oregon - $111,016; Pennsylvania - $524,714; Rhode Island - $12,300; South Carolina - $56,940; South Dakota - $68,752; Tennessee - $148,125; Texas - $456,021; Utah - $183,501; Vermont - $73,403; Virginia - $228,945; Washington -$135,555; West Virginia - $537,504; Wisconsin - $241,321; Wyoming -$235,188; and Navajo Nation - $25,000.
Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C.§ 953 , Public Law 095-164.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any mining State of the United States.
In addition to items as stated in Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) from Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), State mine inspection or safety agency has or will employ an adequate and competent staff of qualified trainers to provide health and safety training for miners and trained inspectors qualified under the laws of the State to make mine inspections within the State. 2 CFR Part 225 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The application will be submitted through the www.grants.gov website
Notification will be made by the Office responsible for monitoring performance.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Within 3 months.
From 15 to 30 days. Within 30 days from the final decision date, an appeal may be filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
How are proposals selected?
Responses related to the following proposal criteria enable the applicant to show that the proposed grant is consistent with the purposes of the Act: (a) Programs, policies, and methods to be followed in administering the grant, (b) designation of the State mining agency as the sole agency with authority and responsibility for administering the grant throughout the State, (c) assurances that such agency has an adequate and competent staff of trained and qualified inspectors, (d) use of the grant will extend and improve mine health and safety in the State while providing for no advance notice of an inspection, (e) assurances that grant will supplement not supplant existing State mine health and safety programs, (f) period over which program will be pursued, (g) financial plan, (h) fiscal control and accounting procedures, (i) name and title of person who will direct the program, (j) approximate number of qualified personnel who will work on the program, (k) location or locations where program will be pursued, (1) assurance that matching funds from nonfederal sources will be forthcoming, (m) indication of whether the programs or any part have been or will be submitted to other organizations for the purpose of obtaining a grant, and (n) agreement that the official State mine agency shall make required reports.
How may assistance be used?
Provides grants (1) To assist States in developing and enforcing effective coal or other mine health and safety laws and regulations consistent with the provisions of Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; (2) to improve State workers' compensation and occupational disease laws and programs related to coal or other mine employment; and (3) to provide Federal- State coordination and cooperation in improving the health and safety conditions in coal or other mines.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly reports, as required by MSHA, shall be furnished to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health stating work accomplished, benefits derived, project status. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports must show quarterly obligations listing description of expenditures and amounts. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records relating to each grant shall be retained and made available until the expiration of 3 years after the filing of the grantee's final expenditure report for the period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Public Law 30 U.S.C. Section 953 (h).
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. A maximum of 80 percent of the amount expended by any mining State for a fiscal year is paid from Federal funds and at least 20 percent are paid by the Applicant State.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length of assistance is on a fiscal year basis or a portion thereof. Time phasing of assistance is on a cost reimbursable basis, normally quarterly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Jeffrey A. Duncan 201 12th Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Phone: (202) 693-9570
(Project Grants) FY 14 $8,441,000; FY 15 est $8,441,000; and FY 16 est $8,441,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $27,141 to $634,622. Average: $179,595.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
29 CFR Part 97.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: N/A. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available