Creatives, L&I SHIP Grants Await

Two types, Safety and Health grants and Return to Work grants, are available, the Washington state agency announced.

The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is ready to award a new round of grants through its Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant program for innovative ideas to improve workplace safety and health or help injured workers return to work faster after an injury.

These two types of grants are available:

  • Safety and Health grants of as much as $125,000 for new ideas to encourage workplace safety and health and prevent injuries and occupational illnesses. The deadline for applying for one of these grants is Oct. 18.
  • Return to Work grants of as much as $85,000 for ideas that help industries use creative solutions that get injured employees back on the job sooner and reduce long-term disability. The application deadline is Sept. 30.

"Anyone with an idea for a grant project can call and bounce it off us," said Anar Imin, grant manager with the SHIP Program, "and we can help in the early stages by answering questions about how to apply and the application process."

Since the program began in 2007, SHIP grants have funded 65 projects developed by employers, academic institutions, labor and business organizations, and agencies advocating workplace safety. For more information, visit www.SafetyGrants.Lni.wa.gov or contact program staff at 360-902-5588 or Invest@Lni.wa.gov.

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