Mine Health and Safety Grants

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityEducation
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

The Secretary of Labor's vision for the U.S. workforce is Promoting and Protecting Opportunity for All. One of the Secretary's goals is to secure a safe and healthy workplace, especially at mines. Under Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), Public Law 95-164, as amended, the Secretary of Labor through the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) may award grants to States 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 of individuals who work or will work at mines. MSHA encourages State training programs, as a priority, to focus their efforts on small mining operations. MSHA is also interested in 2 supporting programs that include training on miners' statutory rights, including the right to be provided a safe working environment and the right to refuse to perform an unsafe task. The Agency encourages recipients to focus on programs which include education and training related to occupational health hazards and diseases (such as black lung and silicosis), mine emergency evacuation training and drills (including donning and transferring self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs)), and mine rescue team training.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberMSHA2014-1
Funding Opportunity TitleMine Health and Safety Grants
Opportunity CategoryEducation
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards50
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 12, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJune 29, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 8,441,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 17.600 - Mine Health and Safety Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Labor
Program Information Website2014 State Grant SGA
ContactOffice: Mine Safety and Health Administration
Janice Oates
State Grants Program Analyst
Phone 202-693-9570
oates.janice@dol.gov

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