The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds eligible nonprofit organizations to develop new training capabilities, training materials, and training delivery on the recognition, abatement, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in workplaces that may include providing related assistance to the trainee. Applicants are encouraged but not required to develop training materials.
The program emphasizes seven areas:
Two types of capacity building grant opportunities are available. Applicant may apply for either a Capacity Building Developmental grant or a Capacity Building Pilot grant.
Capacity Building Developmental grants support and assist organizations that have established a capability to provide occupational safety and health training, education, training materials, and/or technical assistance. Applicants will conduct a significant number of trainings that address occupational safety and health hazards. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to develop educational materials and to provide technical assistance. Organizations who have completed a capacity building project funded by a previous grant may not propose a new project on the same subject areas. They have built training capacity and must continue training workers including through affiliate member without the assistance of grant funding.
Capacity Building Pilot grants allow the applicant time to formulate and test their program objective before committing to a full-scale Capacity Building Developmental training program. The grant is for organizations that demonstrate a potential for meeting the objectives of the Capacity Building Developmental program, but need to assess their organizational capabilities, priorities, and needs. The Capacity Building Pilot allows an organization to complete a needs assessment, pilot training activity, and solidify the organization’s capacity building developmental plans.
The program and this funding opportunity announcement prioritizes investment and funding to train workers and employers impacted by working in high-hazard industries, industries with high fatality rates, or whose workforce has historically had disadvantaged access to occupational safety and health training, including young workers, temporary, minority, low literacy, limited-English speaking, and other disadvantaged and hard-to-reach workers and worker communities. The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program seeks to increase access to life-saving training by encouraging grantees to provide the training in other languages. For Targeted Audiences, see https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/2023-OSHA-FOA-SHTG-FY-23-03-CB.pdf#page=11
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