WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

The grants are available for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Native American tribes, colleges, and universities. Recipients will create in-person, hands-on training and educational programs as well as develop materials for vulnerable workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers as well as workers and employers in small businesses and industries with elevated injury, illness, and fatality rates.

Targeted Topic Training grants are available to support the development of quality training programs and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards. This funding opportunity announcement also makes available funds for Training and Educational Materials Development grants that focus on developing quality training materials.

Learn more about the funding announcement and register to apply at www.grants.gov. Applicants must also register in the System for Award Management and possess a unique, nine-digit D-U-N-S identification number for each physical business location. Businesses seeking federal government grants or contracts may obtain D-U-N-S numbers free of charge from Dun & Bradstreet, an American business services company headquartered in Millburn, New Jersey.

Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, Aug. 28. 

For more information, email harwoodgrants@dol.gov or call 847-759-7700.

Publication date: 8/10/2017

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