Department of Labor Announces $11.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced the availability of millions of dollars in grants for nonprofit organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes and colleges and universities. Apply by July 20, 2020.

On May 19, 2020, OSHA announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants. According to an OSHA news release, the Harwood Training Grant program: supports in-person, hands-on training for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers, who are underserved, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers.

The grants will fund training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace and safety hazards—including the coronavirus. The following are funding opportunity categories:

  • Targeted Topic Training grants support educational programs that address identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require applicants to conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards;
  • Training and Educational Materials Development grants support the development of quality classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards; and
  • Capacity Building grants support organizations in developing new capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training programs and must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.

More information on the grants and how to apply are available at www.grants.gov. To be considered for a funding opportunity, you must apply by 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 20, 2020. For more information on qualifications and details, see the OSHA news release.

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