The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is inviting nonprofit organizations to develop classroom quality occupational safety and health training for workers and employers on one of the OSHA-specified topics.
Donor Name: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $75,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
The program and this funding opportunity announcement prioritizes investment and funding to train workers and employers impacted by working in high-hazard industries, industries with high fatality rates, or whose workforce has historically had disadvantaged access to occupational safety and health training, including young workers, temporary, minority, low literacy, limited English speaking, and other disadvantaged and hard-to-reach workers and worker communities. The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program seeks to increase access to life-saving training by encouraging grantees to provide the training in other languages.
The program is designed to support and enable nonprofit organizations to serve in providing this important occupational safety and health training to disadvantaged workers. These nonprofit organizations include qualifying labor unions, community-based, faith-based, grassroots organizations, employer associations, Native American tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Native Hawaiian organizations, and native-controlled organizations that are not an agency of a state or local government, and public/state-controlled institutions of higher education. The program provides education and training on advancement of workers’ workplace rights and protections against discrimination and reprisal.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program seeks applications based on proven strategies to reach the target training populations while also developing innovative solutions to expand access.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds eligible nonprofit organizations to develop new training and educational materials on the recognition, abatement, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in workplaces. When developing and disseminating occupational safety and health training materials, consider these four program emphasis areas:
- training disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, or other hard-to-reach, at-risk workers and employers;
- training that focuses on identifying and preventing occupational safety and health hazards in high-hazard industries;
- training on new OSHA standards; and
- training on workplace hazards identified by the DOL Strategic Plan, OSHA special emphasis program, or other OSHA priorities
- Grants awarded under this FOA support the development of new occupational safety and health training and educational materials. Proposals must emphasize developing new training and educational materials including one pilot training on one OSHA-specified occupational safety and health topic. Training must reach disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, or other hard-to-reach, at-risk workers and employers.
- Do not duplicate existing materials without providing a compelling justification. New materials must fill an unmet need and be relevant and useful to a wide range of trainers and trainees. New materials must include training goals, terminal, learning, and enabling objectives, course matrix, presentation materials, instructor manual/notes, PowerPoint presentations containing speaker notes, student materials, pre- and post-tests, and other useful resources. Applicants must describe how they will develop, evaluate, and validate new classroom-quality training and educational materials. To evaluate and validate the effectiveness of the new materials, grantees must conduct a pilot training to a targeted audience using the new materials.
- There is $12,787,000 available for new FY 2023 Susan Harwood Training grants.
- This includes not more than $6,500,000 for Capacity Building Developmental grants with the remaining funding for Targeted Topic grants and Training and Educational Materials Development grants.
- Training and Educational Materials Development applicants may request federal funding up to $75,000.
Grant awards are for a 12-month performance period beginning no later than September 30, 2023, and ending on September 30, 2024.
Targeted Training Audiences
Training and educational materials must be in a language the participants can understand, and be appropriate for employers and workers. The focus of training and educational materials developed for this program is to reach workers and employers who are impacted by one or more of the following:
- working in high-hazard industries;
- working in industries with high fatality rates;
- working in small businesses (employing fewer than 250 employees); or
- working with limited access to occupational safety and health training, e.g., opportunity youth and young workers (ages 16-24), temporary, minority, low literacy, limited-English speaking, disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, or other hard-to-reach, at-risk workers;
- workers in geographic locations with limited accessibility to safety training providers.
Nonprofit organizations including qualifying labor unions, community based, faith-based, grassroots organizations, employer associations, Native American tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Native Hawaiian organizations, and native-controlled organizations that are not an agency of a state or local government, and public/state-controlled institutions of higher education may apply.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.