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Workplace Safety Training and Education Grant Program

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and
For-Profits for Training to Improve Worker Safety

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) - Office of Safety

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit and for-profit employers for employee training activities that will reduce the risk of workplace-related illness and injury. The purpose of this program is to promote healthy and safe workplace conditions through education, training, and other preventative programs.

The prevention of occupational injury and illness is in everyone’s best interest. This Grant entitled, “Workplace Safety Training and Education Grant Program” is issued under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 23E, Section 3, and administered by the Department of Industrial Accidents, Office of Safety.

Strong preference will be given to first time applicants, consortium applicants, employers and organizations who demonstrate a compelling program design that addresses an injury history, potential injury or provides a proactive approach to injury prevention.

Grants are awarded to employers that best satisfy the Safety Grant Program goals. Greater weight will be given to all-inclusive programs, those that incorporate the cost of all training materials and certifications where practical.

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GrantWatch ID#: 151117

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each fiscal year the grant program awards a maximum of $25,000 to qualifying Massachusetts businesses and organizations.

Term of Contract:

Timetable for funding is determined by the fiscal year, therefore, all training programs must be completed on or before June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

- Companies of any size with a workforce in Massachusetts are eligible. All trainees must be payroll employees of participating companies and covered by its workers’ compensation policy.
- Funding is intended for Massachusetts based companies and Massachusetts based training providers only.
- Applicants must be in full compliance with all obligations to the Department of Unemployment Assistance, Department of Industrial Accidents, and any other obligations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This includes all partners within a consortium grant. Applicants found to be non-compliant will be removed from consideration until all compliance issues have been resolved.
- The Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) must be provided for all parties receiving services within this application at the time of submission. (ex. consortium grants)
- Applicants must provide a Massachusetts Department of Revenue Certificate of Good Standing that is less than 6 months old at the time of submission.
- Nonprofit and for-profit organizations can apply.

Trainings and invoices dated prior to an approved contract date are not eligible for this program.

Ineligible funding:
- Employee wages, stipends, or fringe benefits
- Online training programs
- Programs that re-train employees previously trained by DIA Office of Safety grants on the same topic
- Office space, conference room rentals, utilities, communications, equipment (TVs, DVD players, computers, projectors, etc.) overhead expenses
- Travel expenses (hotel, airfare, meals, car rental, tolls, mileage etc.) are not compensable.
- Training/education of a target audience which does not directly address the avoidance and prevention of unsafe and unhealthy working conditions and practices
- Applications from agencies of the Commonwealth or applications that propose to train employees of the Commonwealth
- Costs incurred prior to contract approval
- Other exclusions may apply; Applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Safety to discuss proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted May 6, 2019, through September 27, 2019.

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds funding availability, subsequent applications will continue to be routinely accepted and evaluated. Those that qualify will be placed on a waiting list should funding become available. Companies and organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to have the maximum opportunity for funding.

This is a reimbursement program.

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

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be emailed to:

Original contractual documents must be sent at the time of application via US Post or similar service to:
Department of Industrial Accidents
Office of Safety
1 Congress St., 10th Floor
Boston MA 02114

Maria Pesantes, Program Coordinator
617-727-4900 ext. 7376

Deven Awalt, Program Coordinator
617-727-4900 ext. 7404

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