Occupational Safety and Health_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.

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: 78 training and education grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: An estimate of 74 training and education grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2016: An estimate of 71 training and education grants will be awarded.
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 that receive training and/or educational services under grants.
Applicants must show nonprofit status. 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 not applicable. 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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Training and Education. Completed applications are returned to the Directorate of Training and Education.
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 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
Grants are awarded for a minimum of 12 months.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice and funding opportunity announcement soliciting applications. They include program, administration and budget categories.
How may assistance be used?
Grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training or other educational services to employees and/or employers in priority areas designated by OSHA.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are required quarterly. Federal Financial Reports are required to be completed 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.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for a minimum of 12 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. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Headquarters Office
Jason Rasmussen 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington , District of Columbia 20210 Email: rasmussen.jason@dol.gov Phone: 847-759-7769 Fax: 202-693-1696
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 14 $10,687,000; FY 15 est $10,537,000; and FY 16 est $10,687,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fiscal Year 2014 grants ranged from $48,000 to $650,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions 2 CFR 2900.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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