MSHA Offers $10.5 Million in State Grant Funding

Under Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, any state in which mining takes place may apply for the grant. MSHA may fund 80 percent of the activities under a state grant program.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the availability of $10,537,000 in state grant funding to provide federally mandated training and retraining of miners and mine operators at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.

Under Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, any state in which mining takes place may apply for the grant. MSHA may fund 80 percent of the activities under a state grant program, and the state must provide matching funds of no less than 20 percent of the total program costs.

The deadline to submit an application is July 16. For funding consideration, applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.

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