MSHA Announces $10.5 Million in Training Grants

The funds cover training and retraining of mine workers who work at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including those who are in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Health and Safety Administration has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to support courses in health and safety, as well as other programs, according to an Oct. 2 announcement. Grant awardees are located in 46 states, as well as the Navajo Nation, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The funds will be used by grantees to train miners per federal mandates. The funds cover training and retraining of mine workers who work at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including those who are in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations.

The grants were awarded by MSHA based on applications from states, and the funds are administered by state mine inspectors' offices, state departments of labor, and state-supported colleges and universities. Each grantee will tailor the program to work for its own mines and miners' needs and provide technical assistance.

The full list of grant recipients may be found on MSHA's website.

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