Brookwood-Sago Grant

To provide mine safety and health training and education programs for workers and mine operators, to better identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

To establish and implement education and training programs, or to develop training materials for employers and
miners, concerning safety and health topics in mines, as determined appropriate by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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.

Website Address

http://www.msha.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
West Virginia University Research Corporation $ 52,146   2018-09-282019-09-29
Rend Lake College $ 97,854   2018-09-282019-09-29
United Mine Workers Of America Career Centers, Inc. $ 50,000   2018-09-282019-09-29
Pennsylvania State University, The $ 50,000   2018-09-282019-09-29
Natural Resources, Colorado Department Of $ 197,976   2016-09-302018-12-31
Natural Resources, Colorado Department Of $ 50,000   2017-05-232018-12-31
Mines Minerals And Energy, Virginia Department Of $ 50,000   2017-05-232018-09-30
Oconee Fall Line Technical College $ 50,000   2017-05-182018-09-30
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529 $ 43,000   2017-05-232018-08-31
Pennsylvania State University, The $ 49,564   2017-05-232018-08-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides grants to states, public, and private nonprofit organizations to provide training and other educational programs or develop training materials for employers and miners concerning safety and health topics in priority areas designated by MSHA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any mining State of the United States, nonprofit public and private organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Mine operators and any organization employing miners or creating training materials.

Credentials/Documentation

Any credential or documentation requirements are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedures are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for each solicitation for grant applications.

Award Procedures

Competitive grant applications, submitted in response to a solicitation for grant application, will be reviewed by a panel for consistency with the solicitation for grant application requirements, and are subject to availability of funds and performance achievement. Funding decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants, 30 U.S.C 965; Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants, 30 U.S.C 965; Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act), Public Law 109-236. Section 14, Public Law 109-236.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Timeframes are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewal and option year availability is detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. All awards are based on single-year budget authority. Renewal and option year funding, when provided, is subject to availability of funds and performance achievement. See the Federal Register for solicitation for grant applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for grant applications. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly Program Reports.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Quarterly Program Reports.

No cash reports are required.

Grantees are required by Departmental regulations to submit financial and project reports on a quarterly basis (a) Financial Reports.

All financial reports are due no later than 30 days after the end of the quarter and shall be submitted to MSHA electronically.

Grantees will be contacted with instructions on how to submit reports.

(b) Technical Project Reports.

After signing the agreement, the grantee shall submit technical project reports to MSHA no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

Technical project reports provide both quantitative and qualitative information and a narrative assessment of performance for the preceding three-month period.

See 29 CFR 95.51 and 29 CFR 97.40.

This should include the current grant progress against the overall grant goals as provided in Part IV.B.3.

Between reporting dates, the grantee shall immediately inform MSHA of significant developments or problems affecting the organization?s ability to accomplish the work.

See 29 CFR 95.51(f) and 29 CFR 97.40(d).

(c) Final Reports.

At the end of each 12-month performance period, each grantee must provide a final financial report, a summary of its technical project reports, and an evaluation report.

These final reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the 12-month performance period.

No performance monitoring is required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

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

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

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-1200-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $100,000; FY 17 est $250,000; and FY 18 est $100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

At a minimum, $50,000, depending on the project needs as detailed in the solicitation for grant application and availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, Public Law 91-173 as amended by Public Law 95-164.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Janice Oates 201 12th Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Phone: (202) 693-9570

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are contained in the Federal Register Notice soliciting applications.



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