Safety and Health Grants

To provide mine safety and health training and education to miners, mine operators, and other individuals who may work at a mine; and to develop training and other programs (to include research and equipment development) to improve health and safety conditions at mines.



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




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are restricted to the use, services, mine type, or any other priority that MSHA has designated or is mandated by its legislation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any mining State of the United States, non-profit public and private organizations, commercial entity, or the legislatively mandated entity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals employed in workplaces covered by the Mine Act, as amended by Miner Act that receive training and/or educational services and owners and employers covered by the Mine Act receiving the benefits of the health and safety project under these grants.

Credentials/Documentation

All applicants must produce the required documents for the grant, including any expertise requested. All applicants that are non-profits must show non-profit status. If MSHA issues a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applicants must produce all items as requested in the FOA. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application instructions are distributed by MSHA. The standard application forms furnished by the Federal agency and required by the applicable OMB Circular must be used for this program. Completed applications are returned to MSHA as noted in the application.

Award Procedures

Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary. Notification will be made by the Office responsible for monitoring performance.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977 (Mine Act), Public Law 095-164.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. From 3 to 5 months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Primarily, grants are awarded for 12 months and may be renewed for an additional 12 months. In certain circumstances, MSHA may award grants with variable up to a 5-year period of performance.

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

Grants are awarded for 12 months. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Educational Policy and Development. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are required quarterly.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Fiscal reports are required quarterly.

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

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $125,000; FY 17 est $125,000; and FY 18 est $125,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

29 CFR Parts 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99; OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-122.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey A. Duncan, 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, if applicable.



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