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Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants (United States)

Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants (United States)

Deadline: 22 December 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for its Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants to enhance the quality and availability of safety training for United States commercial fishermen.

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  • The proposed commercial fishing occupational safety training program should accomplish some (or all) of the following:
    • address the training needs of commercial fishermen, with regional differences and specific fleets in mind;
    • increase the number of qualified marine safety instructors and drill conductors in the United States to conduct these types of training;
    • develop/offer and implement “train the trainer” and refresher courses;
    • develop and deliver hands on safety training to commercial fishermen; and
    • provide qualified instructors and faculty to achieve the goals of this program.
  • At the close of the grant period (end of FY2022 and FY2023) the results of a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the training program, with regard to changes in the following:
    • safety-relevant behavior;
    • operational practices that reduce commercial fishermen risks and reduce incidents;
    • frequency and severity of injuries;
    • productivity and effectiveness of training and other indicators of performance; and
    • coordinate with other existing marine safety training programs.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $650,000
  • Award Floor: $250,000

Target Population

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The beneficiaries of these proposed training project grants are workers in the U.S. commercial fishing industry.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education
    • The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
      • Hispanic-serving Institutions
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
      • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
      • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
      • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
    • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
    • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  • For-Profit Organizations
    • Small Businesses
    • For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
  • Governments
    • State Governments
    • County Governments
    • City or Township Governments
    • Special District Governments
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
    • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
    • U.S. Territory or Possession
  • Foreign Institutions
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
    • Foreign components, as defined in the HHS Grants Policy Statement are not allowed.

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