Capacity Building Developmental and Capacity Building Pilot

Under the authority of Section 21(c) of the OccupationalSafety 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 of the late Susan

Harwood, former director of the OSHA Office of Risk Assessment.

The grant program offers opportunities for nonprofit organizations to compete annually for funding so they may develop and conduct training and educational programs for small business employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.

For FY 2019, OSHA announces the availability of approximately $ 4. 5 million to fund Susan Harwood Training Program capacity building grants.

Susan Harwood Training Program grants are subject to the availability of federal funding and appropriations.

OSHA expects to award multiple grants to eligible nonprofit organizations under this competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Program funding is for a 12-month period beginning no later than September 30, 2019, and ending on September 30, 202 0. Two types of capacity building grant opportunities are available.

The maximum award for a Capacity Building Developmental grant is $180,000 and for a Capacity Building Pilot grant is $80,00 0. Organizations are restricted to one Susan Harwood Training grant award in a fiscal year.

If an organization submits multiple applications, OSHA will review the last complete and viable application package submitted.

Once submitted, applicationsare not available for additions, corrections, or revisions.

To make changes to a submitted application, the organization must submit a new application package.

Eligible nonprofit applicants include qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, and employer associations that are not an agency of a state or local government.

State or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible toapply in accordance with OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions in 2 CFR 290 0. Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, and Native Hawaiian organizations are eligible to apply in accordance with Executive Order1317 5.
Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Estimated Funding: $10,500,000

Who's Eligible

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Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and include qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, employer associations (may not be an agency of a state or local government), state or local government-supported institutions of higher education, and Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Applicants other than state or local government supported institutions of higher education must submit evidence of nonprofit status.All organizations listed in an application as a partner, or as a part of a consortium, must be eligible to be a grantee as defined by this FOA, and must adhere to program requirements.

Grant duties may not be sub-awarded or passed through to other organizations.

Contracting for services must include a description of the duties of each contractor, explaining why the contractor is necessary and how the contractor will support grant activities.

These contracts may require a full and open competition to meet the requirements of the award and 2 CFR 200.The applicant is the lead partner and must have the ability, or will work to develop the ability, to perform the program activities.

The lead partner must identify who in their organization are the authorized representative and the financial certifying official for this grant.

The authorized representative must have the authority to enter into a grant agreement, and will be the primary contact for OSHA communications regarding the grant.

Ineligible applicants are individuals and FY 2018 Susan Harwood grantees with more than a 90-day time extension to their grant.

Additionally, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations that engage in lobbying activities are not eligible to receive federal funds that constitute an award, grant, or loan.

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