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    May 20, 2020

    New Health and Safety Training Grants from U.S. Department of Labor

    On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that $11.5 million dollars in grants from the Susan Harwood Training Grants program has been made available for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.

    Who:

    The Harwood Training Grant program provides support for the following:

    • Small businesses
    • Industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates
    • Employers with vulnerable workers to include the underserved, those with limited proficiency in English and temporary workers

    What:

    These training grants will fund training and educational efforts (both in-person and hands on) with the purpose of identifying and preventing workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus, through the following 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.

    Requirements:

    • Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm EDT on July 20, 2020.
    • Applicants must possess a ““D-U-N-S” number which can be obtained free of charge from Dun & Bradstreet.
    • Applicants must have an active System of Award Management (SAM)

    For more information, visit www.grants.gov. To read more about this release, visit www.dol.gov.