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.
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.
Any mining State of the United States, non-profit public and private organizations, commercial entity, or the legislatively mandated entity.
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.
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 is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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.
Final award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary. Notification will be made by the Office responsible for monitoring performance.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
Regional or Local 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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