Occupational Safety and Health Susan Harwood Training Grants

To provide occupational safety and health training and education to employees and employers, particularly in the recognition, avoidance and abatement of workplace hazards.


Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Website Address


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
New Mexico Caregivers Coalition $ 93,754   2021-09-302023-03-31
Brazilian Worker Center, Inc. $ 159,500   2021-09-302023-03-31
University Of Maine System $ 195,650   2021-09-302023-03-31
Work Environment Council Of New Jersey, Inc. $ 85,000   2021-09-302023-03-31
New Jersey State Af L C I O $ 200,000   2021-09-302023-03-31
Western New York Council On Occupational Safety And Health, Inc. $ 196,969   2021-09-302023-03-31
A F S C M E Training And Education Institute $ 200,000   2021-09-302023-03-31
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. $ 200,000   2021-09-302023-03-31
International Association Of Machinists Corporation For Ree $ 100,000   2021-09-302023-03-31
Aquity4all Co $ 196,461   2021-09-302023-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 77 training and education grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: An estimate of 77 training and education grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2018: An estimate of 0 training and education grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training or other educational services to employees and/or employers in priority areas designated by OSHA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals employed in workplaces that receive training and/or educational services under grants.


Applicants must show nonprofit status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application instructions are distributed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Training and Education. Completed applications are returned to the Directorate of Training and Education.

Award Procedures

Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91-596, 29 U.S.C 670(c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Grants are awarded for a minimum of 12 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded for a minimum of 12 months. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required quarterly.

Federal Financial Reports are required to be completed quarterly.

Performance monitoring is conducted by the Regional Offices on a quarterly and annual basis.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Records must be retained for 3 years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Training) FY 16 $10,537,000; FY 17 est $10,537,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Fiscal Year 2016 grants ranged from $60,000 to $526,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions 2 CFR 2900.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Headquarters Office

Donna Robertson 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington , District of Columbia 20210 Email: Robertson.Donna@dol.gov Phone: 847-759-7769 Fax: 202-693-1696

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice and funding opportunity announcement applications. They include program, administration and budget categories.

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