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Mine Health and Safety Grants - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberMSHA-2020-1
Opportunity TitleMine Health and Safety Grants
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateApril 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateApril 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateJune 30, 2020 (Tuesday)

Funding Detail Description

One of the Secretary of Labor’s goals 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 role in accomplishing this objective is to “prevent fatalities, disease, and injury from mining and secure safe and healthful working conditions for America’s miners.” The Secretary of Labor, through MSHA, may award grants to state, tribal, and territorial governments (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. MSHA recognizes that state training programs are a key source of mine safety and health training and education for individuals who work or will work at mines. MSHA encourages state training programs to prioritize training for small mining operations. MSHA is also interested in supporting programs that include training on miners’ statutory rights, including the right to a safe working environment and the right to refuse an unsafe task. The Agency encourages grantees to focus on programs that include education and training related to occupational health hazards caused by exposures to respirable dust and diesel exhaust. MSHA also encourages recipients to focus training on powered haulage safety, conducting working place examinations, mine emergency preparedness, donning and transferring self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), mine rescue, training for contractors, and electrical safety.The Agency encourages grantees to focus training programs on causes of fatal accidents that occurred in the mining industry. More information about fatalities can be found on MSHA’s webpage at https://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/search.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameMine Safety and Health Administration
Important Dates
Post DateApril 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateJune 30, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateApril 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Archive DateJuly 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Estimated Total Program Funding$10,537,000
Expected Number Of Awards56
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Additional InformationFunding Opportunity Announcement
Additional Information URLSee Funding Opportunity MSHA-2020-1

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 17.600 - Mine Health and Safety Grants

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Education

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactJanice M Oates
Management and Program Analyst
Phone 202-693-9573
Emailoates.janice@dol.gov
(Department of Labor)