On May 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants.
The grants are available to non-profit organizations only, including labor unions, joint labor/management associations, employer associations, colleges and universities, community and faith-based organizations and American Indian tribes.
The Harwood Training Grant program supports in-person, hands-on training for workers and employees in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency or are temporary workers.
The grants being offered this year will fund training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus.
The grants will be offered by three funding opportunity 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. 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.
Applications for these grants must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 20. Applicants must also possess a “D-U-N-S” number that may be obtained free from Dun & Bradstreet. Applicants must also have an active System of Award Management registration.
More information on the Harwood grants can be found here.