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
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 inspections are estimated at 43,041. State inspections were 43,105.
Fiscal Year 2017 State inspections were 43,551.
Fiscal Year 2018 State inspections are 40,993.
Fiscal Year 2019 State inspections total 41,849.
Fiscal Year 2020 State inspections are 32,062.
Fiscal Year 2021 State inspections actual are 30,872
Fiscal Year 2022 State inspections are at 33,094
Fiscal Year 2023 State inspections are estimated at 33,734
Fiscal Year 2024 State inspections are estimated at 34,994
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. Pre-application 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 location, 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?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is conducted by the Regional Offices on a quarterly and annual basis.
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. 50%. The Federal share may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost to the State.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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.
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) FY 22$112,942,000.00; FY 23 est $120,000,000.00; FY 24 est $120,000,000.00; FY 21$126,075,000.00; FY 20$108,575,000.00; FY 19$102,350,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fiscal year 2022 grants ranged from $295,000 to $30,354,000. These awards represent approximately 50 percent of the 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.