Susan Harwood Training Grant Program: Training and Educational Materials Development (US)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking applications for the Susan Harwood Training Grant (SHTG) Program: Training and Educational Materials Development.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program aims to advance the job quality of the American workforce by providing disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, or other hard-to-reach, at-risk workers hazard awareness, avoidance, and control training to protect them from on-the-job hazards, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.
The program and this funding opportunity announcement prioritizes investment and funding to train workers and employers impacted by working in in high-hazard industries, industries with high fatality rates, or whose workforce has historically had disadvantaged access to occupational safety and health training, including young workers, temporary, minority, low literacy, limited English speaking, and other disadvantaged and hard-to-reach workers and worker communities.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program seeks to increase access to life-saving training by encouraging grantees to provide the training in other languages.
Training and Educational Materials Development Topics
OSHA selected the following training topics for FY 2022. Training must address federal OSHA requirements for the recognition, abatement, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards on the topic selected. Applicants must propose to develop training on one of the targeted topics. The training must address issues that impact the training audiences’ workplace safety and health. Additionally, training should take into account the language, cultural, disability, and gender differences of the training audience. Selecting more than one topic will make the application non-compliant and ineligible for consideration.
Agricultural safety and health
Domestic Worker Hazards
Drug misuse and hazards in the workplace
Infectious disease pandemic preparedness
Landscaping/tree care hazards
Ladders and stairway safety
Machine guarding/amputation prevention
Oil and gas production
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Powered industrial trucks
Residential construction hazards
Resilience worker safety/disaster response, cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding
Restaurant worker hazards
Roadway construction and work zones
Safety and health management systems
Safety and health training for women
Safety and health training for youth
Welding, cutting, and brazing health hazards
Other special emphasis or emerging industry topic
Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,787,000
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Grant awards are for a 12-month performance period beginning no later than September 30, 2022, and ending on September 30, 2023.
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations. Individuals, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, and Susan Harwood grantees with a time extension to their FY 2021 grant performance period of more than 90 days are not eligible for a FY 2022 award.
Eligible nonprofit applicants include qualifying labor unions, community-based, faith-based, grassroots organizations, employer associations, Native American tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Native Hawaiian organizations, and nativecontrolled organizations that are not an agency of a state or local government, and public/state-controlled institutions of higher education.
All organizations listed in an application as a partner, or as a part of a consortium, must be an eligible nonprofit organization as defined by this FOA, and must adhere to program requirements.
An organization cannot be a grantee and a partner/subcontractor for another grantee during the same grant year. Grant duties may not be sub-awarded or passed through to other organizations or contractors.
If contracting services, provide a description of the duties of each contractor and justify why the contractor is necessary and how the contractor will support grant goals. These contracts may require a full and open competition to meet the requirements of the award and 2 CFR 200.
The applicant is the lead partner and must have the ability to perform some or all of the program activities.
The authorized representative and the financial certifying official must be identified in the application and employed by the applicant organization. The authorized representative must work for the applicant organization and have the authority to enter into a grant agreement. The authorized representative will be the primary contact for OSHA communications regarding the grant.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341199