Under the authority ofSection 21(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), the U.S.Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)established its discretionary grant program in 197 8. In 1997, OSHA renamed the program in honor ofthe late Susan Harwood,
former director of the OSHA Office of RiskAssessment.
The grant program offersopportunities for nonprofit organizations to compete annually for funding sothey may develop and conduct training and educational programs for smallbusiness employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention ofoccupational safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to informworkers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSHAct.
For FY 2019, OSHA announcesthe availability of approximately $1 0. 5 million to fund new Susan HarwoodTraining Program grants.
Susan HarwoodTraining grants are subject to the availability of federal funding andappropriations.
OSHA expects to awardmultiple grants to eligible nonprofit organizations under this competitiveFunding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
Program funding is for a 12-month period beginning no later thanSeptember 30, 2019, and ending on September 30, 202 0. The maximum award for a Targeted Topic Traininggrant is $160,00 0. Applications submitted underthis FOA are competing for a Targeted Topic Training grant.
Targeted Topic Training grant applicants mustpropose to develop and conduct training addressing one of the OSHA-specifiedtraining topics for an audience identified in this funding opportunity.
Organizations are restricted to one SusanHarwood Training grant award in a fiscal year.
If an organization submits multiple applications, OSHA will review thelast complete and viable application package submitted.
Once submitted, applications are notavailable for additions, corrections, or revisions.
To make changes to a submitted application,the organization must submit a new application package.
Eligible nonprofitapplicants include qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-basedorganizations, and employer associations that are not an agency of a state orlocal government.
State or localgovernment-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply inaccordance with OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions in 2 CFR 290 0. Indian tribes, tribal organizations, AlaskaNative entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, and NativeHawaiian organizations are eligible to apply in accordance with Executive Order1317 5. Ineligible applicants areindividuals, for profit organizations, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, andFY 2018 Susan Harwood grantees with more than a 90-day time extension to their grant.