On May 19, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for various nonprofit organizations, including employer associations, labor unions and joint labor/management associations, including as ABC chapters. Grant applications must be submitted through grants.gov by July 20, 2020.

According to an OSHA news release, the Harwood Training Grants support in-person, hands-on training for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and more. The grants will fund training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus, through the following funding opportunities categories:

  • Targeted topic training grants support educational programs that address identifying and preventing workplace hazards. These grants require applicants to conduct training on OSHA-designated workplace safety and health hazards.
  • Training and educational materials development grants support the development of quality, classroom-ready training and educational materials that focus on identifying and preventing workplace hazards.
  • Capacity building grants support organizations in developing new capacity for conducting workplace safety and health training programs and must provide training and education based on identified needs of a specific audience or a set of related topics.

More information on the Susan Harwood Training Grants and how to apply for them are available on the OSHA website and at grants.gov.