Mine Health and Safety Grants

The Secretary of Labor's vision for the U. S. workforce is helping American workers gain and hold good, safe jobs.

One of the Department's strategic goals is to "Promote Safe Jobs and Fair Workplaces for All Americans." MSHA's goal in accomplishing this objective is to


"prevent fatalities, disease, and injury from mining and secure safe and healthful working conditions for America's miners." Under Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), Public Law 95-164, as amended, 30 U.S.C.

§ 953, the Secretary of Labor through the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) may award grants to States (including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to assist them in developing and enforcing State mining laws and regulations, to improve State workers' compensation and mining occupational disease laws and programs, and to improve safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines through Federal-State coordination and cooperation.

The "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2019" directed MSHA to award $10,537,000 for State assistance grants.

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Mine Health and Safety Grants

Department of Labor

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Mine Safety and Health Administration

Estimated Funding: $10,537,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
See Funding Opportunity MSHA-2019-1

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are K-through-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments.

For profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit and foreign organizations and foreign public entities may participate with an eligible applicant as a project partner.

Likewise, Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this announcement, but may be project partners.

Only school districts with more than 25% of their land mass falling in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are eligible, as described in Section I.B., Program Priorities.

The Department of Commerce/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas.

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.

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