Occupational Safety and Health_State Program


To fund federally approved comprehensive State occupational safety and health programs that are "at least as effective" as the Federal program.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: State inspections were 46,909. Fiscal Year 2015: State inspections are estimated at 46,675. Fiscal Year 2016: State inspections are estimated at 47,567.
Occupational Safety and Health Act, Section 23(g), Public Law 91-596, 29 U.S.C 60(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Designated State agencies which have federally approved occupational safety and health plans.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any employer, worker or their representative from a business engaged in interstate commerce except those under jurisdiction of other Federal agencies.
State agency responsible for occupational safety and health must show that its program is "at least as effective" as the Federal occupational safety and health program. This is accomplished by providing standards covering occupational safety and health issues, an enforcement program for those standards, and adequate legal authority and resources to operate the program. 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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application instructions are distributed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to the approved State plan States through OSHA's Directives System. Completed applications are returned to the 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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not Applicable.
Grants to States for administering their own safety and health programs that can be renewed indefinitely, provided they continue to meet the "at least as effective" requirements. Applications for renewals are submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Grants Office.
How are proposals selected?
Grants may be awarded only to a State agency, designated by the Governor of a State, which has had its State Plan approved by the Assistant Secretary and which has submitted an application for a grant.
How may assistance be used?
Grants to States to administer and enforce State programs for occupational safety and health, limited to States having federally approved plans.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are required quarterly and annually. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Reports are required quarterly. Performance monitoring is conducted by the Regional Offices on a quarterly and annual basis.
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 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.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. The Federal share may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost to the State.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
State program grants 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 sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Headquarters Office
Elizabeth Norris 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: norris.elizabeth.a@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-2422 Fax: 202-693-1696
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0. (Salaries) FY 14 $99,910,000; FY 15 est $100,850,000; and FY 16 est $104,337,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fiscal year 2015 grants ranged from $195,000 to $26,425,000. These awards represent approximately 50 percent of total program cost.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2200; and 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 2900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.