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Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education (OSH T&E) Program

Grants to New York Businesses, Nonprofits,
IHEs to Promote Workplace Health and Safety

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) and New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) - Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions

Deadline Date:

02/09/18 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to New York businesses, nonprofits, trade associations, labor organizations, and educational institutions to support occupational health and safety training and education programs. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying.

The funds will support the provision of occupational safety and health education and training programs to employees and businesses at locations throughout New York State (NYS), including toxic substance education services, training and education for employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries, and any other services deemed effective to promote the prevention of accidents and illness.

Background:

Article 29 of the NYS Labor Law established and charged the HAB with the responsibility for awarding grants to eligible requests for funding under the OSH T&E program.

The goal of the HAB’s 2018-2019 OSH T&E program is to promote safe and healthful conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other proven preventive programs designed to:
-Identify, evaluate, and control safety and health hazards in the workplace;
-Encourage voluntary compliance with occupational safety and health regulations;
-Foster activities by businesses and employees intended to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses; and
-Make businesses and employees more aware of the NYS Right-to-Know Law and other regulations which mandate training and education on toxic substances in the workplace.

Allowable Costs:

Typical training and education activities which can be funded under the grant program include, but are not limited to, the following:
-General or hazard-specific training on how to identify, evaluate, and control employee exposure to workplace hazards;
-Activities intended to improve the effectiveness of labor-management safety and health committees;
-Programs, not otherwise readily available from NYSDOL, that are designed specifically to reduce workplace accidents by teaching lockout/tagout procedures, safe electrical work practices, methods of working safely in confined spaces, etc.
-Programs addressing ergonomic and repetitive motion problems;
-Programs emphasizing disease prevention through control of carcinogens and other toxic chemicals, physical hazards such as noise, heat and vibration, or biological hazards such as hepatitis B virus and tuberculosis bacteria;
-Instruction of employees and businesses on their rights and responsibilities under the NYS Right-to-Know Law and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Public Employees Safety and Health (PESH) standards on hazard communication, chemical hazards in laboratories, and specific substances such as lead, benzene, and asbestos, etc.; and
-Programs which help resolve unique and unusually difficult job safety and health problems, such as the threat of assault on the job.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168056

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,900,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no minimum award amount under the OSH T&E RFP. All awards are subject to funding availability.

Term of Contract:

Contracts will be awarded for a period not to exceed one year. The contract term will be August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Bidder Eligibility:

Eligible Bidders must attest to the following statements:
1) The Bidder qualifies as one of the Article 29 categories of eligible Bidders: Public and Private Businesses; Labor Organizations or their Federations; Trade Associations; Nonprofit Organizations; or Educational Institutions operating within NYS;
2) The Bidder employs two or more paid employees (principals of corporations and owners of businesses such as sole proprietors or partners are not considered to be employees for this criterion);
3) The Bidder is headquartered in NYS or has at least one site located in NYS at the time of proposal submission;
4) The Bidder is in good standing regarding: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN); Public Works; Labor Standards; Safety and Health; NYS Department of State Division of Corporations; Workers Compensation Insurance; and Disability Insurance;
5) The Bidder currently has an executed or pending contract(s) with NYSDOL and is proposing training or services to different individuals or entities than those targeted by the executed or pending NYSDOL contract(s). (Note: if no executed or pending contract(s) with NYSDOL exists, the Bidder will check Not Applicable to this attestation); and
6. The Bidder must be an NFP organization.

HAB strongly encourages joint labor-management proposals and encourages program design that includes input from both labor and management. Other joint proposals will be considered.

A NYS agency will be considered for funding if the proposed project will train county, local, or private sector employees as well as the agency’s own employees.

Bidders with existing or pending contracts with NYSDOL remain eligible to apply for funding under this OSH T&E RFP if the proposal does not propose training or services to the same individuals or entities as the existing or pending NYSDOL contract(s). In addition, the payments requested from awarded contracts under this RFP cannot duplicate reimbursement from other sources of funding.

Participant Eligibility:

As stated in Article 29, §886 of the NYS Labor Law, participants include employees and businesses at locations throughout the state.

Restrictions on Use of Funds:

Funds for the following expenditures will not be allowed:
-Development of academic curricula for the education of occupational safety and health professionals or support personnel;
-Activities which support degree programs, safety engineer certificate programs, or extended academic programs designed to provide professional level credentials; however, grantees are permitted to award certificates of completion to individuals who receive training or education funded by this Program;
-Activities involving driver training or truck CDL Training. Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) or forklift training is allowable;
-Activities which promote safety and health but are not related to occupational safety and health hazards, including, but not limited to, CPR or First Aid Training, fire extinguisher training, sexual harassment training;
-Wages paid to workers while in training. However, if an employer uses employees in a train- the-trainer approach, the wages of those employees (TRAINERS) who will be trained as trainers may be charged for the actual hours they are being trained to conduct formal training and for the hours they are actually conducting formal training for fellow employees. The hours charged must be reasonable and documented. Also, training by these trainers must take place during the grant period;
-Refreshments provided during training programs;
-Stipends paid to trainees;
-Indirect or overhead rates except for indirect costs related to State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) Research Foundations;
-Severance pay;
-Awards of cash, trophies or the like;
-Programs addressing ergonomic and repetitive motion problems;
-Programs emphasizing disease prevention through control of carcinogens and other toxic chemicals, physical hazards such as noise, heat and vibration, or biological hazards such as hepatitis B virus and tuberculosis bacteria;
-Instruction of employees and businesses on their rights and responsibilities under the NYS Right-to-Know Law and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Public Employees Safety and Health (PESH) standards on hazard communication, chemical hazards in laboratories, and specific substances such as lead, benzene, and asbestos, etc.; and
-Programs which help resolve unique and unusually difficult job safety and health problems, such as the threat of assault on the job.
-Accrued leave time;
-Purchase and/or rental of cellular telephones and devices;
-Audit services;
-Equipment expenses that are not related to the training purposes funded by this grant;
-To a certain extent, fringe benefits. Fringe benefits are allowable in accordance with the organization’s actual cost or approved rate, but grant funding can only be used to reimburse the Contractor’s cost of benefits up to a maximum of 40% of staff salaries charged to the contract. Fringe benefits in excess of 40% of staff salaries are the responsibility of the Bidder; and
-Any other cost deemed inappropriate by NYSDOL/HAB, such as training that does not directly benefit the participants or any cost that does not meet the intent of this RFP.

Pre-Application Information:

The Bidder must be pre-qualified in Grants Gateway as described in Section IV.C. of the OSH TE RFP. (Note: if the Bidder is a Public and Private Businesses; Labor Organizations or their Federations; Trade Associations; or Educational Institutions operating within NYS, the Bidder will check Not Applicable to this attestation.)

Bidders may submit questions via electronic mail. Questions regarding this RFP will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Friday, January 26, 2018. Answers to all questions will be posted on HAB’s website (https://www.labor.ny.gov/hab) on an ongoing basis until Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Your response to the 2018 RFP can only be submitted online and is due by 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on February 9, 2018.

Contracts will be paid on a reimbursable payment basis. A Contractor must first pay for incurred

RFP Timetable
-RFP Release Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
-Deadline Date for Questions: Ongoing, no later than Friday, January 26, 2018
-Final Date for Responses to Questions: Ongoing, no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018
-Proposal Due Date: 5:00 PM EST on Friday, February 9, 2018
-Projected Notification of Awards: May 31, 2018
-Projected Contract Start Date: August 1, 2018
-Latest Possible Contract End Date: July 31, 2019

Refer to the Grants Gateway for guides and videos on the Registration and Online Application Process:
https://grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees

View this opportunity in the Grants Gateway:
https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx?NavItem1=3

Contact Information:

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

To access the online Grants Gateway application, go to:
http://grantsgateway.ny.gov/

Bidders should direct any technical questions about the Grants Gateway portal to:
grantsgateway@its.ny.gov

Bidders may submit questions via electronic mail:
WDTD.Onestop@labor.ny.gov

All inquiries should include the following reference in the subject line: “OSH T&E Question”

Program Contact:
Krista Barringer
krista.barringer@labor.ny.gov

New York State Hazard Abatement Board and Department of Labor
Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
Harriman Office Campus
Building 12, Room 440
Albany NY, 12240

Funding or Pin Number:

Bid Number: OSH T&E 2018-2019 / Grant Opportunity ID: DOL01-12-2018

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York