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Grants to Massachusetts Employers to Improve Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Safety Grant Program


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Funding Source
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) - Office of Safety
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/23/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts employers to improve workplace health and safety. Funding is intended to reimburse employers for training, education, and related activities that prevent workplace illness and injury. In addition to preventing workplace injuries, the purpose of the grant is to improve compliance with laws and regulations; reduce costs, including a significant reduction in workers' compensation premiums; engage workers; and enhance their social responsibility goals.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The grant program provides Massachusetts-based employers in good standing with funding for employee training to prevent or address a history of workplace injuries.

The organization’s employees must be covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act, M.G.L. c. 152.

Training dates or invoices conducted or dated prior to the date of an approved contract are not compensable.

Not included in this program:
- Training for Police, State Police, Firefighters, State and Federal employees, and organizations covered by the Jones/Longshore Act.
- Costs incurred prior to the effective date of the contract.
- Costs for employee wages, stipends, or reimbursements for parking and travel expenses, and re-training of employees previously trained under this grant on the same topic.
- Developmental, compliance, policy/procedural programs, and emergency action planning programs. Costs for office space, conference room rentals, utilities, communications, equipment (TVs, DVD players, computers, projectors, etc.), and other overhead expenses.

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be accepted from Monday, October 2, 2023 through Monday, October 23, 2023.

Applicants are required to have a COMMBUYS number:

Grants are limited to 1 grant per entity per fiscal year.

Please note the Workplace Safety Grant is a reimbursement program, and grant recipients will be reimbursed as agreed upon in approved contract documents.

Application Instructions:

Application Documents:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants are capped at a maximum of $25,000.

Term of Contract
The training period is tied to the Commonwealth’s fiscal year; all training must be completed by June 30th. All invoices seeking reimbursement for approved training must be received by the Office of Safety by July 15th of the grant year.

Contact Information
Grant applications must be submitted to

Please email the above email address if you have questions about the state procurement process.

Department of Industrial Accidents
Office of Safety
(857) 321-7376
(857) 321-7404

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