U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
08/01/22 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, including labor unions, employer associations, community and faith-based organizations, IHEs, and tribal entities for training and educational programs for underserved and at-risk workers. Required registrations may take more than 5 weeks to complete. The program is designed to support and enable nonprofit organizations to serve in providing this important occupational safety and health training to disadvantaged workers. The program provides education and training on the advancement of workers’ workplace rights and protections against discrimination and reprisal.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program aims to advance the job quality of the American workforce by providing disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, or other hard-to-reach, at-risk workers hazard awareness, avoidance, and control training to protect them from on-the-job hazards, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program seeks applications based on proven strategies to reach the target training populations while also developing innovative solutions to expand access.
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/SHTG-FY-22-03_CB_FOA_R.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 154627
The maximum award for a Capacity Building Developmental grant is $180,000 and for a Capacity Building Pilot grant is $80,000.
Grant awards are for a 12-month performance period beginning no later than September 30, 2022, and ending on September 30, 2023. Capacity Building Developmental grantees are ineligible for a 90-day no-cost extension to their performance period. Activities that cannot be completed during the award year must be incorporated into their next year’s follow-on grant application work plan.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email your FOA questions to HarwoodGrants@dol.gov, or call 847-725-7805, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time.
For Grants.gov questions, use the online answers section at Grants.gov Support (https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html), or contact Grants.gov Applicant Support by emailing Support@grants.gov, or calling 1-800-518-4726. Grants.gov support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except federal holidays.
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