OSHA announced yesterday it is extending the application deadline for $5.7 million in training grants from May 19 to June 2, 2000.
The Susan Harwood Training Grants will be awarded to organizations that propose to educate workers and employers in small businesses; train workers and employers about new OSHA standards; or train workers and employees about high risk activities or hazards either identified in OSHA''s strategic plan or as part of an OSHA special emphasis program.
For the first time two types of Harwood Grants will be awarded.
Strategic Plan Grants will support training in occupational safety and health programs for three industries targeted in OSHA''s strategic plan, construction, food processing and nursing homes.
Approximately $2.7 million will be awarded as 12-month grants, and may be renewed for an additional 12 months. The average award will be $150,000.
Institutional Competency Building Grants will help non-profit organizations that serve clients nationally or in multiple states to develop safety and health training, education and related assistance capacity during a three-to-five year period.
Approximately $3 million will be awarded this year. The average award will be $250,000.
Details about the grants and the application process were published in the March 31, 2000 Federal Register. The instruction are also on the Internet at www.osha-slc.gov/training/sharwood/apply.html.
by Virginia Sutcliffe