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Workplace Safety (WPS) Program Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, For-Profits, Schools,
and Agencies to Improve Worksite Safety

GrantWatch ID#: 176396
Agency Type:


Utah Labor Commission


Grants ranging from $1,000 to $85,000 to Utah nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, community-based organizations, and local associations for initiatives that promote safety in the workplace. Funding may be requested to start new or support existing safety programs.

Program Goals:
-Increase workplace safety by reducing accidents.
-Promote employer/employee awareness of the need for workplace safety.
-Assist employers in establishing new programs or supplementing existing programs which promote workplace safety.
-Inform employers and employees of resources available through the Labor Commission to assist them in improving workplace safety programs.

Qualifying Uses of Grant Funds:
-Safety workshops, seminars and presentations focusing on workplace safety.
-Trade programs that integrate skill/training with an emphasis in workplace safety.
-Training sessions related to workplace safety.
-Materials, publications or videos.
-Cross-training between organizations.
-Substance abuse programs related to workplace safety.
-Implementation or augmentation of workplace safety programs.
-Workplace violence prevention or awareness training.
-Innovative safety programs through the use of technology.
-Development of workplace safety initiatives for those with multicultural issues related to workplace safety.

There are no specific limitations on the amount of funding requested, but the average amount ranges from $1,000 to $85,000.

This grant period allows up to 12 months for grantees to complete their safety project.

The current program is to be completed by December 31, 2017.

Eligible Applicants:
-Utah businesses.
-Community-based organizations.
-Utah nonprofits.
-Local associations.
-Educational institutions.
-Government entities.

All grant applications are limited to workplace safety projects to be implemented in the State of Utah, and companies or agencies conducting business in Utah.

Ineligible Use of Funds:
-Electronic equipment (TVs, video recorders, phones, etc.).
-Fees for rental of facilities owned or leased by grantee as part of its regular operations even in instances when the facilities are being used for the purpose of implementing safety projects.
-Social dinners and events NOT related to safety conferences or awards.>
-Travel out of state.
-Facilities maintenance and/or utility bills (heating and electrical bills, etc.)
-Trade-in services provided by consultants or contractors. These include services for which a company has not incurred an expense such as in the case of services and commodities that have been provided under a trade-in agreement or in-kind services.
-Capital improvement projects.
-Cost related to normal business operations.
-New Positions. WPS monies cannot be utilized to fund new positions regardless of whether or not they are related to a specific safety project being proposed for funding.
-In-kind services provided by consultants or contractors. These include services for which your company has not received an invoice, or for which you have not incurred an expense such as in the case of services and commodities that have been categorized under a trade-in agreement. For the purpose of the grant, these expenses can be counted as grantee’s matching funds.

Applications may be mailed, emailed, or delivered. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Recipients will be notified of selections and award amounts by December 15, 2016.

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

Email applications to:

Jacob Barnhart, WPS Coordinator

Mail applications to:

Utah Labor Commission
Workplace Safety Grants
Attn: WPS Coordinator
160 East 300 South, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 146600
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-6600

Deliver applications to:

Heber Wells Building
160 East 300 South (Labor Commission located on 3rd Floor)
Salt Lake City, Utah
ATTENTION: Workplace Safety Grant Application - WPS Coordinator

P: (801) 530-6800
F:(801) 530-6333

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USA: Utah

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