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| Publication Date:||01/29/1999|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||64:4719-4721|
| Title:||Susan Harwood Training Grant Program -- Shipyards.|
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Susan Harwood Training Grant Program -- Shipyards
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of availability of funds and request for grant applications.
SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to conduct safety and health training and education in the workplace. This notice announces grant availability for training in safety and health programs for shipyards. The notice describes the scope of the grant program and provides information about how to get detailed grant application instructions. Applications should not be submitted without the applicant first obtaining the detailed grant application instructions mentioned later in the notice.
Section 21(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes this program.
DATES: Applications must be received by March 26, 1999.
ADDRESSES: Submit grant applications to the OSHA Office of Training and Education, Division of Training and Educational Programs, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Mouw, Chief, Division of Training and Educational Programs, or Don Guerra, Program Analyst, OSHA Office of Training and Education, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 297-4810, e-mail email@example.com.
GRANTS CONFERENCE: The OSHA Office of Training and Education will hold a grants conference to assist potential applicants to understand the grant topic and answer questions pertaining to completing an application. The grants conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 18, 1999, at the OSHA Office of Training and Education, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Persons interested in attending this conference should contact Ronald Mouw, Chief, Division of Training and Educational Programs, or Don Guerra, Program Analyst, at (847) 297-4810, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information about local hotel accommodations and transportation. It is not necessary to register for this conference.
What is the Purpose of the Program
Susan Harwood Training Grants provide funds to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program emphasizes three areas.
Grantees are expected to develop training and/or educational programs that address topics named by OSHA, recruit workers and employers for the training, and conduct the training. Grantees will also be expected to follow-up with people who have been trained to find out what, if any, changes were made to reduce hazards in their workplaces as a result of the training.
What is the Training Topic
The purpose of this notice is to announce that funds are available for grants. The topic is recognition and avoidance of shipyard-related safety and health hazards. Each grant application must address one of the following shipyard safety and health topics:
1. Shipbuilding and ship repair. Safety and health hazards affecting workers in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 3731 who build or repair ocean-going vessels.
2. Shipbreaking/ship scrapping. Safety and health hazards affecting workers in SIC 4499 who are involved with Navy ship scrapping contracts or other shipbreaking/ship scrapping contracts involving ocean-going vessels.
In both the shipyard safety and health topics, the areas of primary concern are confined space entry, respiratory protection, welding, fire protection, fall protection, crane safety, asbestos removal, lead abatement, electrical safety, and hazard communication. It is permissible to cover other safety and health topics, but grants should emphasize the topics of primary concern.
Who is Eligible to Apply for a Grant
Any nonprofit organization that is not an agency of a State or local government is eligible to apply. However, State or local government supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR 97.4(a)(1).
Applicants other than State or local government supported institutions of higher education will be required to submit evidence of nonprofit status, preferably from the IRS.
What can Grant Funds be Spent on
Grant funds can be spent on the following.
Are There Restrictions on How Grant Funds can be Spent
OSHA will not provide funding for the following activities.
What Other Grant Requirements are There
How are Applications Reviewed and Rated
The following factors will be considered in evaluating grant applications.
1. Program Design
2. Program Experience
3. Administrative Capability
In addition to the factors listed above, the Assistant Secretary will take other items into consideration, such as the geographical distribution of the grant programs and the coverage of populations at risk.
How Much Money is Available for Grants
There is approximately $500,000 available for this program.
How Long are Grants Awarded for?
Grants are awarded for a twelve-month period. If first year performance is satisfactory, grants will be renewed for an additional twelve-month period.
How do I get a Grant Application Package
Grant application instructions may be obtained from the OSHA Office of Training and Education, Division of Training and Educational Programs, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. The application instructions are also available at http://www.osha.gov/ Training/sharwood/sharwood.html.
When and Where are Applications To Be Sent
The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Central Time, March 26, 1999.
Applications are to be mailed to the Division of Training and Educational Programs, OSHA Office of Training and Education, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Applications may be sent by fax to (847) 297-4874.
How Will I be Told if My Application was Selected
Organizations selected as grant recipients will be notified by a representative of the Assistant Secretary, usually from an OSHA Regional Office. An applicant whose proposal is not selected will be notified in writing.
Notice that an organization has been selected as a grant recipient does not constitute approval of the grant application as submitted. Before the actual grant award, OSHA will enter into negotiations concerning such items as program components, funding levels, and administrative systems. If the negotiations do not result in an acceptable submittal, the Assistant Secretary reserves the right to terminate the negotiation and decline to fund the proposal.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of January 1999.
Charles N. Jeffress,
[FR Doc. 99-2068 Filed 1-28-99; 8:45 am]
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