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Susan Harwood Training Grant Program - Training and Educational Materials Development

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and IHEs to Develop
Materials for Occupational Safety Training Programs

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United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Deadline Date:

07/02/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants of up to $75,000 to USA nonprofits, including labor unions, community organizations, IHEs, employer associations, and tribal and Native entities to develop materials for occupational safety education and training programs. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Funding is intended to develop classroom quality occupational safety and health training for workers and employers on one of the OSHA-specified topics. Successful applicants must test the training materials in a classroom environment.

Applicants must propose to develop new training materials addressing one of the OSHA-specified training topics. The materials must include learning objectives, course matrices, presentation/training materials including videos, instructor and participant guides, student handouts, training evaluations, and learning assessments. Grantees must validate the training materials in a live classroom training session.

When developing and disseminating occupational safety and health training materials, consider these four program emphasis areas:

- Training that focuses on identifying and preventing occupational safety and health hazards in high hazard industries;
- Training on new OSHA standards;
- Training on workplace hazards identified by the DOL Strategic Plan, OSHA special emphasis program, or other OSHA priorities (; and
- Training workers and employers in small businesses with 250 or fewer employees.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186007

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for a Training and Educational Materials Development grant is $75,000.

There is approximately $10.5 million available for new FY 2019 Susan Harwood Training grants. This includes $4.5 million for Capacity Building Developmental grants and approximately $6 million for Targeted Topic grants and Training and Educational Materials Development grants.

Term of Contract:

Program funding is for a 12-month period beginning no later than September 30, 2019, and ending on September 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 to apply in accordance with OMB 2 CFR 200 and DOL exceptions in 2 CFR 2900. Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, and Native Hawaiian organizations are eligible to apply in accordance with Executive Order 13175.

Ineligible applicants are individuals, for profit organizations, 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, and FY 2018 Susan Harwood grantees with a 90-day extension to the grant performance period.

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Pre-Application Information:

This FOA closes on July 2, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Applications not validated by, or submitted after this deadline, are ineligible for consideration.

Award announcements will occur no later than September 30, 2019.

If an applicant is using for the first time, it is strongly recommended that the organization immediately follow the steps to “Register as an Organization” with at It can take up to five weeks to complete the registration process.

The application must have a DUNS number and may acquire a number in one or two business days from the Dun & Bradstreet website at

Registering with SAM may take two to five or more weeks, and requires an employer identification number (EIN) and a notarized letter from the organization’s authorized representative. It is free to register on SAM at

A Grantee orientation meeting is mandatory and occurs early in the performance period at a location determined by OSHA. All applicants must budget for two staff members (one program and one financial) to attend this meeting.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Susan Harwood Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
Directorate of Training and Education
2020 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102

Email FOA questions to, or call 847-725-7805, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. eastern time. questions may be direct to their Support Center by email at, or by telephone at 1-800-518-4726.

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