WASHINGTON, DC — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be accepting proposals for $4.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health training under OHSA’s Susan Harwood Training Grants program.

OHSA said that viable proposals should target immigrant, contingent, and other vulnerable workers, small business employers and employees, and workers in jobs with high-risk activities or hazards, such as the construction industry.

Grants may be funded for up to five years with an average first-year federal award of $250,000.

Details about the grants and the application process are available in the Aug. 17, 2000 Federal Register. Grant application instructions may be obtained from the OSHA Office of Training and Education, Division of Training and Educational Programs, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018; or 847-297-4810 (phone); www.osha.gov (website).

Applications are due in the Des Plaines office by 4:30 p.m. Central time on Oct. 27, 2000. Applications may be sent via fax to 847-297-6636.

Publication date: 09/11/2000