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• Publication Date: 06/21/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:35711-35733
• Title: Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2005 Budget

[Federal Register: June 21, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 118)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2005 Budget

    Announcement Type: Initial announcement of availability of funds 
and solicitation for grant applications.
    Funding Opportunity No.: SHTG-FY-05-01.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No.: 17.502.
    Dates: Grant applications must be received by the OSHA Office of 
Training and Education in Arlington Heights, Illinois, by 4:30 p.m. 
(central time) on Thursday, July 21, 2005.
    Summary: This notice contains all of the necessary information and 
forms needed to apply for grant funding. The U.S. Department of Labor, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to 
nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs or 
to develop training materials for employers and workers about safety 
and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including 
community-based and faith-based organizations, that are not an agency 
of a State or local government, are eligible to apply. State or local 
government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to 
apply in accordance with 29 CFR part 95. This notice announces grant 
availability for two different categories of Susan Harwood Training 
grants. General descriptions of the two categories of grants are 
provided below.

Targeted Topic Training Category

    The Targeted Topic training category grants are available to 
nonprofit organizations to conduct training for employers and employees 
on two different occupational safety and health topic areas selected by 
OSHA.

Training Materials Development Category Grants

    The OSHA Training Materials Development category grants are 
available to nonprofit organizations to develop, evaluate, and validate 
training materials on five different occupational safety and health 
topic areas selected by OSHA.

ADDRESSES: Grant applications must be sent to the attention of: Grants 
Officer, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and 
Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 
60005-4102.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Funding Opportunity Description

Overview of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

    The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funds for 
programs to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and 
prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program 
emphasizes three areas:
     Educating workers and employers in small businesses. A 
small business has 250 or fewer workers.
     Training workers and employers about new OSHA standards.
     Training workers and employers about high risk activities 
or hazards identified by OSHA through its Strategic Management Plan, or 
as part of an OSHA special emphasis program.

Grant Categories Being Announced

    OSHA will accept applications for two different categories of 
grants in FY 2005.
     Targeted Topic training category
     OSHA Training Materials Development category

Topics for the Targeted Topic Training Category

    The Targeted Topic category grants are available to nonprofit 
organizations to conduct training for employers and employees on two 
different occupational safety and health topic areas selected by OSHA.
    Grantees funded for Targeted Topic training category grants are 
expected to provide occupational safety and health training programs 
addressing one of the topic subject areas selected by OSHA, develop 
safety and health training and/or educational programs, recruit workers 
and employers for the training, and conduct and evaluate the training. 
Grantees are also expected to conduct follow up evaluations with people 
trained by their program to determine what, if any, changes were made 
to reduce hazards in their workplaces as a result of the training. If 
your organization plans to train workers or employers in any of the 26 
states operating OSHA-approved State Plans, State OSHA requirements 
should be included in the training.
    Two different topic areas were selected for this grant 
announcement. OSHA may award grants for some or all of the listed 
Targeted Topic subjects. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one 
grant topic subject must submit a separate grant application for each 
subject. Each application must propose a plan for developing and 
conducting training programs addressing the recognition and prevention 
of safety and health hazards for one of the subject areas listed below.
    Construction Industry Hazards. Programs that train workers and 
employers in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards in one of the following subjects:
     Excavation and trenching
     Focus Four hazards (falls, electrocution, caught-in and 
struck-by)
     Highway construction work zone safety
     Steel erection
     Crane operator training
    General Industry Hazards. Programs that train workers and employers 
in the recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards in one 
of the following subjects:
     Food processing industry involved in preserving fruits and 
vegetables (SIC 203/NAICS 3114)
     Concrete and concrete products (SIC 327 except 3274 and 
3275/NAICS 32733)
     Public warehousing and storage (SIC 422/NAICS 4931)
     Landscaping/horticultural services (SIC 078/NAICS 56173)
     Lockout/tagout hazards

Topics for the OSHA Training Materials Development Category

    The OSHA Training Materials Development category grants are 
available to nonprofit organizations to develop, evaluate, and validate 
classroom quality training materials on five different occupational 
safety and health topic areas selected by OSHA.
    Grantees funded for OSHA Training Materials Development category 
grants are expected to develop, evaluate, and validate classroom-
quality training materials on occupational safety and health topics 
selected by OSHA that may be used immediately for classroom or worksite 
training or for self-study. These training materials should be original 
products that do not duplicate information and products currently 
available from OSHA or other government agencies.
    The objective is to make quality training materials available for 
training and education purposes that have broad applicability. The 
training materials are to be tailored to the selected industry or 
hazard and selected target audience, as announced in this solicitation. 
The training materials are to be developed in portable formats that are 
suitable for hard-copy publication and distribution and Internet publication and 
distribution. OSHA is not soliciting the development of Web-based 
training programs. While limited on-site training may be proposed for 
evaluation and validation purposes, the conduct of training programs 
should not be a significant work plan element in the grant proposal.
    Grantees developing training materials under this grant category 
will be required to post the training materials on their organization's 
Web site for two years after receiving OSHA approval of their final 
products, and provide access to users at no cost. OSHA may list the 
grantees' URL addresses to access these materials or directly link to 
the materials on the grantees' Web sites from OSHA's Web site. In 
addition, grantees will also be required to track and report quarterly 
to OSHA on the distribution and use of these training materials during 
the two years the materials are posted on their Web site. Grantees will 
collect and report on training materials product usage by tracking the 
number of times the grantee's training materials Web site was visited, 
and the number of times the training materials were downloaded. After 
the two year period, OSHA may continue to post or to link to the 
materials on the Internet for no-cost access by any interested party.
    Five different topic areas were selected for this grant 
announcement. OSHA may award grants for some or all of the OSHA 
Training Materials Development subjects. Applicants wishing to apply 
for more than one grant topic subject must submit a separate grant 
application for each subject. Each application must propose a plan for 
developing, evaluating and validating training materials for one of the 
subjects listed below.
    Construction Industry Hazards. Programs suitable for training 
others or for self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety 
and health hazards on the following subject:
     Focus Four hazards (falls, electrocution, caught-in and 
struck-by)
    General Industry Hazards. Programs suitable for training others or 
for self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards on one of the following subjects:
     Prevention of amputation hazards
     Electrical installation safety issues related to 
Electrical Standards, 1910 Subpart S; the most recent edition of the 
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, Standard for 
Electrical Safety in the Workplace; and the National Electrical Code 
(NEC).
     Primary metals and basic steel (SIC 331/NAICS 3311 and 3312)
     Oil and gas field services (SIC 138/NAICS 213111 and 213112)
    Prevention of Transportation Fatalities and Accidents, Work-
Related. Programs suitable for training others or for self-study that 
address the principles of safe driving or safe use of motorized 
equipment for the prevention of work-related transportation fatalities 
and accidents. Select one of the following subjects:
     Work-related motor vehicle accident and fatality prevention program
     Powered industrial trucks (fork lifts and motorized hand trucks)
    Respiratory Diseases. Programs suitable for training others or for 
self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards of working with:
     Isocyanates
    Other Safety and Health Topic Areas. Programs suitable for training 
others or for self-study on one of the following subjects:
     Employer responsibilities for new small business employers
     Prevention of workplace violence
     Train-the-trainer course for community- and faith-based 
organizations on presenting safety and health training to vulnerable 
workers

II. Award Information

    Targeted Topic category grants will be awarded for a 12-month 
period. The project period for these grants begins September 30, 2005, 
and ends September 30, 2006. There is approximately $2.9 million 
available for this grant category. The average Federal award will be 
$150,000.
    OSHA Training Materials Development category grants will be awarded 
for a 12-month period. The project period for these grants begins 
September 30, 2005 and ends September 30, 2006 There is approximately 
$4 million available for this grant category. The average Federal award 
will be $200,000.

III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

    Nonprofit organizations, including community-based and faith-based 
organizations, that are not an agency of a State or local government 
are eligible to apply. State or local government supported institutions 
of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR 
part 95. Eligible organizations can apply independently for funding, or 
in partnership with other eligible organizations, but in such a case, a 
lead organization must be identified. Sub-contracts must be awarded in 
accordance with 29 CFR 95.40-48, including OMB circulars requiring free 
and open competition for procurement transactions.
    A 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, as described in 26 U.S.C. 
501(c)(4), that engages in lobbying activities will not be eligible for 
the receipt of Federal funds constituting an award, grant or loan. See 
1 U.S.C. 1611.
    Applicants other than State or local government supported 
institutions of higher education will be required to submit evidence of 
nonprofit status, preferably from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
    Authorities: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. 108-447, authorize this 
program.

2. Cost Sharing or Matching

    Applicants are not required to contribute non-Federal resources 
towards the grant.

3. Other Eligibility Requirements

A. Legal Rules That Apply to Faith-Based Organizations That Receive 
Federal Financial Assistance
    The government is prohibited from providing direct financial 
assistance for religious activity*. These grants may not be used for 
religious instruction, worship, prayer, proselytizing or other 
inherently religious practices. Neutral, non-religious criteria that 
neither favor nor disfavor religion will be employed in the selection 
of grant recipients and must be used by grantees in the selection of 
sub-recipients.

    * In this context, the term direct financial assistance means 
financial assistance that is provided directly by a government 
entity or an intermediate organization, as opposed to financial 
assistance that an organization receives as the result of the 
genuine and independent private choice of a beneficiary. In other 
contexts, the term ``direct'' financial assistance may be used to 
refer to financial assistance that an organization receives directly 
from the Federal government (also known as ``discretionary'' 
assistance), as opposed to assistance that it receives from a State 
or Local government (also known as ``indirect'' or ``block'' grant 
assistance). The term ``direct'' has the former meaning throughout 
this solicitation for grant applications (SGA).

IV. Application and Submission Information

1. Address To Request Application Package

    Application forms are published as part of this Federal Register 
notice and in the Federal Register, which may be obtained from your nearest U.S. 
Government Office or public library or online at http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/index.html.
 The complete Federal Register notice and application forms may also be downloaded from the 
OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html.

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

    Separate grant applications must be submitted by organizations 
interested in applying for a grant under more than one grant category 
and by organizations interested in applying for more than one subject 
area under each category.
A. Required Contents
    To be considered for a Harwood grant, an application must include 
all of the information listed below. A complete application will 
contain the following forms and narrative sections. The parts are 
listed in the order in which they should appear in the application.
    (a) Application for Federal Assistance form (SF 424).
    (b) Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants form.
    (c) Program Summary. The program summary is a short one-to-two page 
abstract that succinctly summarizes the proposed project and provides 
information about the applicant organization.
    (d) Budget Information forms (SF 424A).
    (e) Detailed Project Budget Backup. The detailed budget will break 
out the costs that are listed in Section B of the SF 424A Budget 
Information form.
    (f) A description of any voluntary non-Federal resource 
contribution to be provided by the applicant, including source of funds 
and estimated amount.
    (g) Technical Proposal, program narrative, not to exceed 30 single-
sided pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, containing:
    Problem Statement/Need for Funds;
    Administrative and Program Capability; and
    Workplan.
    (h) Assurances form (SF 424B).
    (i) Certifications form (OSHA 189).
    (j) Supplemental Certification Regarding Lobbying Activities form.
    (k) Organizational Chart.
    (l) Evidence of Non-Profit status, preferably from the Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS), if applicable. (Does not apply to State and 
local government-supported institutions of higher education.)
    (m) Accounting System Certification, if applicable. Organizations 
that receive less than $1 million annually in Federal grants must 
attach a certification signed by your certifying official stating that 
your organization has a functioning accounting system that meets the 
criteria below. Your organization may also designate a qualified entity 
(include the name and address in the documentation) to maintain a 
functioning accounting system that meets the criteria below. The 
certification should attest that your organization's accounting system 
provides for the following:
    1. Accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial 
results of each Federally sponsored project.
    2. Records that identify adequately the source and application of 
funds for Federally sponsored activities.
    3. Effective control over and accountability for all funds, 
property and other assets.
    4. Comparison of outlays with budget amounts.
    5. Written procedures to minimize the time elapsing between the 
transfer of funds.
    6. Written procedures for determining the reasonableness, 
allocability and allowability of costs.
    7. Accounting records, including cost accounting records that are 
supported by source documentation.
    (n) Any attachments such as resumes, exhibits, list of previous 
grants, and letters of support.
    The forms listed above are included as a part of this Federal 
Register notice. The forms are also available on the OSHA grant web 
page at http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html. These forms do not 
count toward the page limitation specified.
B. Technical Proposal
    The Technical Proposal will contain the narrative segments of the 
application including the Program Summary abstract, not to exceed two 
pages, and the Program Narrative section, not to exceed 30 single-
sided, double-spaced, 12-point font, typed pages in length, consisting 
of the Problem Statement/Need for Funds, Administrative and Program 
Capability, and Workplan. Reviewers will only consider Technical 
Proposal Program Narrative information up to the 30-page limit. The 
Technical Proposal must demonstrate the capability to successfully 
administer the grant and to meet the objectives of this solicitation. 
The Technical Proposal will be rated in accordance with the selection 
criteria specified in Section V., A. (Note: Separate review criteria 
are provided for each grant category.)
    The Technical Proposal must include the following sections.
    (a) Program Summary; an abstract of the application, not to exceed 
two pages, that must include the following information:
     Applicant organization's full legal name.
     Project director's name, title, street address, and 
mailing address if it is different from the street address, telephone 
and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The Project Director is the person 
who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and 
administration of the program.
     Certifying Representative's name, title, street address, 
and mailing address if it is different from the street address, 
telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The Certifying 
Representative is the official in your organization who is authorized 
to enter into grant agreements.
     Funding requested. List how much Federal funding you are 
requesting. If your organization is contributing non-Federal resources, 
also list the amount of non-Federal resources and the source of the 
funds.
     Grant Category. List the grant category your organization 
is applying under, i.e., Targeted Topic training category, or OSHA 
Training Materials Development category.
     Grant Topic. List the grant topic and industry or subject 
area your organization has selected to target in its application.
     Summary of the Proposed Project. Write a brief program 
summary of your proposed project.
     Applicant Background. Describe your applicant 
organization, including its mission and a description of your 
membership, if any.
    (b) The Program Narrative segment, which is not to exceed 30 
single-sided, double-spaced, 12-point font pages in length, should 
address each section listed below.
     Problem Statement/Need for Funds. Describe the hazards 
that will be addressed in your program, the target population(s) that 
will benefit from your training and education program, and the barriers 
that have prevented this population from receiving adequate training. 
When you discuss target populations, include geographic location(s), 
and the number of workers and employers.
     Administrative and Program Capability. Briefly describe 
your organization's functions and activities. Relate this description 
of functions to your organizational chart that is included in the 
application. If your organization is conducting, or has conducted within 
the last five years, any other government (Federal, State, local) grant 
programs, the application must include an attachment (which will not count 
towards the page limit) providing information regarding previous grants 
including (a) the organization 
for which the work was done, and (b) the dollar value of the grant. If 
your organization has no previous grant experience, you may partner 
with an organization that has grant experience to manage the grant. If 
you use this approach, the management organization should be identified 
and its grant program experience discussed.
    Program Experience. Describe your organization's experience 
conducting the type of program that you are proposing. Include program 
specifics such as program title, numbers trained and duration of 
training. Experience includes safety and health experience, training 
experience with adults, and programs operated specifically for the 
selected target population(s). Nonprofit organizations, including 
community-based and faith-based organizations, that do not have prior 
experience in safety and health may partner with an established safety 
and health organization to acquire safety and health expertise.
     Staff Experience. Describe the qualifications of the 
professional staff you will assign to the program. Include resumes of 
staff already on board. If some positions are vacant, include position 
descriptions/minimum hiring qualifications instead of resumes. 
Qualified staff are those with safety and health experience, training 
experience and experience working with the target population.
     Workplan. The 12-month workplan should correlate with the 
grant project period that will begin September 30, 2005, and end 
September 30, 2006. An outline of specific items required in your 
workplan follows.
    Plan Overview. Describe your plan for grant activities and the 
anticipated outcomes. The overall plan will describe such things the 
development of training materials, the training content, recruiting of 
trainees, where or how training will take place, and the anticipated 
benefits to workers and employers receiving the training.
    Activities. Break your overall plan down into activities or tasks. 
For each activity, explain what will be done, who will do it, when it 
will be done, and the results of the activity. When you discuss 
training include the subjects to be taught, the length of the training 
sessions, and training location (classroom, worksites.) Describe how 
you will recruit trainees for the training.
    Quarterly Projections. For training and other quantifiable 
activities, estimate how many, e.g., number of advisory committee 
meetings, classes to be conducted, workers and employers to be trained, 
etc., you will do each quarter of the grant (grant quarters match 
calendar quarters, i.e., January to March, April to June) and provide 
the training number totals for the grant. Quarterly projections are 
used to measure your actual performance against your plans. If you plan 
to conduct a train-the-trainer program, estimate the number of 
individuals you expect to be trained during the grant period by those 
who received the train-the-trainer training. These second tier training 
numbers should only be included if your organization is planning to 
follow up with the trainers to obtain this data during the grant 
period.
    Materials. Describe each educational material you will produce 
under the grant, if not treated as a separate activity under Activities 
above. Provide a timetable for developing and producing the material. 
OSHA must review and approve training materials for technical accuracy 
before the materials are used in your grant program. Therefore, your 
timetable must include provisions for an OSHA review of draft and 
camera-ready products. For Targeted Topic training grants, any 
commercially-developed training materials you are proposing to utilize 
in your grant training must also go through an OSHA review before being 
used.
    Evaluation. There are three types of evaluations that should be 
conducted. First, describe plans to evaluate the training sessions or 
the training materials being developed. Second, describe your plans to 
evaluate your progress in accomplishing the grant work activities 
listed in your application. This includes comparing planned and actual 
accomplishments. Discuss who is responsible for taking corrective 
action if plans are not being met. Third, describe your plans to assess 
the effectiveness of the training your organization is conducting or to 
evaluate and validate the training materials your organization is 
developing. This will involve following-up, by survey or on-site 
review, if feasible, with people who attended the training or utilized 
your training materials to find out what changes were made to abate 
hazards in their workplaces. Include timetables for follow-up and for 
submitting a summary of the assessment results to OSHA.
    (c) An organizational chart of the staff that will be working on 
this grant and their location within the applicant organization.
    (d) A Detailed Project Budget that clearly details the costs of 
performing all of the requirements presented in this solicitation. The 
detailed budget will break out the costs that are listed in Section B 
of the SF 424A Budget Information form.
    (e) A description of any voluntary non-Federal resource 
contribution to be provided by the applicant, including source of funds 
and estimated amount.
    Attachments: Summaries of other relevant organizational 
experiences; information on prior government grants; resumes of key 
personnel and/or position descriptions; and signed letters of 
commitment to the project.
    To be considered responsive to this solicitation the application 
must consist of the above mentioned separate parts. The Technical 
Proposal narrative is not to exceed 30 single-sided (8\1/2\'' x 11'' or 
A4), double-spaced, 12-point font, typed pages. Major sections and sub-
sections of the application should be divided and clearly identified 
(e.g., with tab dividers), and all pages shall be numbered. Standard 
Forms, attachments, resumes, exhibits, letters of support, and the 
abstract are not counted toward the page limit.
    Applicants are reminded to budget for compliance with the 
administrative requirements set forth (copies of all regulations that 
are referenced in this SGA are available on-line at no cost at 
http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html).
This includes the costs of performing activities such as travel for two 
staff members, one program and one financial, to the Chicago area to attend 
a new grantee orientation meeting; financial audit, if required; project 
closeout; document preparation (e.g., quarterly progress reports, project 
document); and ensuring compliance with procurement and property 
standards. The Detailed Project Budget should identify administrative 
costs separately from programmatic costs for both Federal and non-
Federal funds. Administrative costs include indirect costs from the 
costs pool and the cost of activities, materials, meeting close-out 
requirements as described in Section VI, and personnel (e.g., 
administrative assistants) who support the management and 
administration of the project but do not provide direct services to 
project beneficiaries. Indirect cost charges, which are considered 
administrative costs, must be supported with a copy of an approved 
Indirect Cost Rate Agreement form. Administrative costs cannot exceed 
25% of the total grant budget. The project budget should clearly 
demonstrate that the total amount and distribution of funds is 
sufficient to cover the cost of all major project activities identified by 
the applicant in its proposal, and 
must comply with Federal cost principles (which can be found in the 
applicable OMB Circulars).

3. Submission Date, Times, and Addresses

    Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 
July 21, 2005. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. (central 
time) at the address below. Applications sent by e-mail, telegram, or 
facsimile (FAX) will not be accepted. Applications sent by other 
delivery services, such as Federal Express, UPS, etc., will be 
accepted; the applicant, however, bears the responsibility for timely 
submission. Applications that do not meet the conditions set forth in 
this notice will not be honored. No exceptions to the mailing and 
delivery requirements set forth in this notice will be granted.
    Applications must be delivered to: Grants Officer, U.S. Department 
of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and Education, 2020 S. Arlington 
Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005-4102.
    The individual signing the SF 424 form on behalf of the applicant 
must be authorized to bind the applicant.
    One (1) blue ink-signed original complete application in English 
plus two (2) copies of each application must be received at the 
designated place by the date and time specified or it will not be 
considered unless it is received before the award is made and:
    (a) It was sent by registered or certified mail no later than the 
fifth calendar day before the closing date; or
    (b) It was sent by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail/Next Day 
Service from the post office to the addressee no later than 4:45 p.m. 
at the place of mailing two (2) working days (excluding weekends and 
Federal holidays and days when the Federal government is closed), prior 
to the closing date; or
    (c) It is determined by the Government that the late receipt was 
due solely to mishandling by the Government after receipt at the U.S. 
Department of Labor at the address indicated.
    The only acceptable evidence to establish the date of mailing of a 
late application sent by registered or certified mail is the U.S. 
Postal Service postmark on the envelope or wrapper and on the original 
receipt from the U.S. Postal Service. If the postmark is not legible, 
an application received after the above closing time and date shall be 
processed as if mailed late. ``Postmark'' means a printed, stamped, or 
otherwise placed impression (not a postage meter machine impression) 
that is readily identifiable without further action as having been 
applied and affixed by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service on the 
date of mailing. Therefore, applicants should request that the postal 
clerk place a legible hand cancellation ``bulls-eye'' postmark on both 
the receipt and the envelope or wrapper.
    The only acceptable evidence to establish the date of mailing of a 
late application sent by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail/Next Day 
Service from the Post Office to the addressee is the date entered by 
the Post Office receiving clerk on the ``Express Mail/Next Day Service 
`` Post Office to Addressee'' label and the postmark on the envelope or 
wrapper on the original receipt from the U.S. Postal Service. 
``Postmark'' has the same meaning as defined above.

4. Intergovernmental Review

    The Harwood Training Grant Program is not subject to Executive 
Order 12372 Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.

5. Funding Restrictions

    Grant funds may be spent on the following.
    (a) Conducting training.
    (b) Conducting other activities that reach and inform workers and 
employers about workplace occupational safety and health hazards and 
hazard abatement.
    (c) Conducting outreach and recruiting activities to increase the 
number of workers and employers participating in the program.
    (d) Developing educational materials for use in training.
    (e) For the OSHA Training Materials Development category grants, 
purchase of software necessary to track the number of visits to the 
grantee's training materials Web site and the number of times the 
training materials were downloaded.
    Grant funds may not be used for the following activities under the 
terms of the grant program.
    (a) Any activity that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives 
of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
    (b) Training individuals not covered by the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act.
    (c) Training workers or employers from workplaces not covered by 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Examples include: State and 
local government workers in non-State Plan States, and workers covered 
by section 4(b)(1) of the Act.
    (d) Training on topics that do not cover the recognition, 
avoidance, and prevention of unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. 
Examples of unallowable topics include: Workers' compensation, first 
aid, and publication of materials prejudicial to labor or management.
    (e) Assisting workers in arbitration cases or other actions against 
employers, or assisting employers and workers in the prosecution of 
claims against Federal, State or local governments.
    (f) Duplicating services offered by OSHA, a State under an OSHA-
approved State Plan, or consultation programs provided by State 
designated agencies under section 21(d) of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act.
    (g) Generating membership in the grantee's organization. This 
includes activities to acquaint nonmembers with the benefits of 
membership, inclusion of membership appeals in materials produced with 
grant funds, and membership drives.
    While the activities described above may be part of an 
organization's regular programs, the costs of these activities cannot 
be paid for by grant funds, whether the funds are from matching 
resources or from the Federally funded portion of the grant.
    Determinations of allowable costs will be made in accordance with 
the applicable Federal cost principles, e.g., Nonprofit Organizations--
OMB Circular A-122; Educational Institutions--OMB Circular A-21. 
Disallowed costs are those charges to a grant that the grantor agency 
or its representative determines to not be allowed in accordance with 
the applicable Federal Cost Principles or other conditions contained in 
the grant.
    No applicant at any time will be entitled to reimbursement of pre-
award costs.

V. Application Review Information

    Grant applications will be reviewed by technical panels comprised 
of OSHA staff. The results of the grant reviews will be presented to 
the Assistant Secretary who will make the selection of organizations to 
be awarded grants. Agency priorities and geographic factors may also be 
taken into consideration in the selection process. OSHA may award 
grants for some or all of the listed topic areas. It is anticipated 
that the grant awards will be announced in September 2005.

1. Criteria

    The technical panels will review grant applications against the 
criteria listed below, on the basis of 100 maximum points. Please note 
that grant review criteria are listed separately for the Targeted Topic 
training and OSHA Training Materials Development categories. Target Topic 
training grant category applications will be reviewed and rated as follows.
    A. Technical Approach, Program Design--45 points total (Note: 
Separate review criteria are provided for each grant category.)
    Program Design:
    (1) The proposed training and education program must address the 
recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards for one of the 
following Targeted Topic subject areas. (3 points)
    Construction Industry Hazards. Programs that train workers and 
employers in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards in one of the following subjects:
     Excavation and trenching
     Focus Four hazards (falls, electrocution, caught-in and 
struck-by)
     Highway construction work zone safety
     Steel erection
     Crane operator training
    General Industry Hazards. Programs that train workers and employers 
in the recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards in one 
of the following subjects:
     Food processing industry involved in preserving fruits and 
vegetables (SIC 203/NAICS 3114)
     Concrete and concrete products (SIC 327 except 3274 and 
3275/NAICS 32733
     Public warehousing and storage (SIC 422/NAICS 4931)
     Landscaping/horticultural services (SIC 078/NAICS 56173)
     Lockout/tagout hazards
    (2) The proposal plans to train workers and/or employers, it 
clearly estimates the numbers to be trained, and clearly identifies the 
types of workers and employers to be trained. The training will reach 
workers and employers from multiple employers. (4 points)
    (3) If the proposal contains a train-the-trainer program, the 
following information must be provided: (4 points)
     what ongoing support the grantee will provide to new 
trainers;
     the number of individuals to be trained as trainers;
     the estimated number of courses to be conducted by the new 
trainers;
     the estimated number of students to be trained by these 
new trainers; and
     a description of how the grantee will obtain data from the 
new trainers about their classes and student numbers.
    (4) The planned activities and training are tailored to the needs 
and levels of the workers and employers to be trained. The target 
audience to be served through the grant program is described. The 
training materials and training programs are to be tailored to the 
training needs of one or more of the following target audiences: small 
businesses; minority businesses; limited English proficiency, non-
literate and low literacy workers; youth; immigrant and minority 
workers, and other hard-to-reach workers; and workers in high-hazard 
industries and industries with high fatality rates. Organizations 
proposing to develop Spanish-language training materials should utilize 
the OSHA Dictionaries (English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English) for 
terminology. The Dictionaries are available on the OSHA Web site at: 
http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/spanish_dictionaries.html.
Organizations proposing to develop materials in languages other than English 
will also be required to provide an English version of the materials. (20 points)
    (5) There is a plan to recruit trainees for the program. (3 points)
    (6) If the proposal includes developing educational materials for 
use in the training program, there is a plan for OSHA to review the 
educational materials for technical accuracy during development. If 
commercially-developed training products will be used for the Targeted 
Topic training program, applicants should also plan for OSHA to review 
the materials before using the products. (3 points)
    (7) There is a plan to evaluate the program's effectiveness and 
impact to determine if the safety and health training and services 
provided resulted in workplace change. This includes a description of 
the evaluation plan to follow up with trainees to determine the impact 
the program has had in abating hazards and reducing worker injuries. (5 
points)
    (8) The application is complete, including forms, budget detail, 
narrative and workplan, and required attachments. (3 points)
    B. Budget--20 points total
    (1) The budgeted costs are reasonable. No more than 25% of the 
total budget is for administration. (10 points)
    (2) The budget complies with Federal cost principles (which can be 
found in the applicable OMB Circulars) and with OSHA budget 
requirements contained in the grant application instructions. (5 
points)
    (3) The cost per trainee is less than $500 and the cost per 
training hour is reasonable. (5 points)
    C. Past Performance--18 points total
    (1) Describe your organization's experience with occupational 
safety and health. Applicants that do not have prior experience in 
providing safety and health training to workers or employers may 
partner with an established safety and health organization to acquire 
safety and health expertise. (5 points)
    (2) Describe your organization's experience in training adults in 
work-related subjects or in recruiting, training and working with the 
target audience for this grant. (5 points)
    (3) The application organization demonstrates that the applicant 
has strong financial management and internal control systems. Describe 
the programs you have managed over the past five years. (5 points)
    (4) List any Federal and/or State grants that you have administered 
over the past five years. (3 points)
    D. Experience and Qualification of Personnel--17 points total
    (1) The staff to be assigned to the project has experience in 
occupational safety and health, the specific topic chosen, and in 
training adults. (10 points)
    (2) Project staff has experience in recruiting, training, and 
working with the population your organization proposes to serve under 
the grant. (7 points)
    OSHA training materials development category grant applications 
will be reviewed and rated as follows.
A. Technical Approach, Program Design--50 points total
(Note: Separate review criteria are provided for each grant 
category.)

    Grantees will be expected to develop, evaluate and validate 
classroom-quality training materials that are tailored to a specific 
topic, industry and target audience that may be used immediately for 
classroom or worksite training or for self-study. These training 
materials should be original products that do not duplicate information 
and products currently available from OSHA or other government 
agencies. More than one target audience may be selected. The training 
materials must include:
     Detailed description of the most dangerous tasks/job 
duties.
     Identification of the hazards associated with these tasks.
     Methods of abating these hazards.
     Training materials should be tailored directly to the 
target audience participant. Grantees will be expected to submit 
classroom quality products. Classroom quality materials should follow 
the commonly accepted instructional systems design process that OSHA 
has adopted as a quality measure for all of its education and training 
products. OSHA has outlined a seven-step design process in the U.S.

Department of Labor publication OSHA 2254 (1998 Revised) Training 
Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines. OSHA uses the 
following seven-step model: Determine if training is needed; identify 
training needs; identify goals and objectives; develop learning 
activities; conduct the training; evaluate program effectiveness; and 
improve the program.
     Grantees are to develop the training materials in a 
portable format that is suitable for hard-copy publication and 
distribution and Internet publication and distribution. OSHA is not 
soliciting the development of Web-based training programs.
     Grantees will be required to post the approved final 
product training materials on their Web site for two years at no cost 
to users. OSHA may list the grantees' URL addresses to access these 
materials or directly link to the materials on the grantees' Web sites 
from OSHA's Web site.
     Grantees will be required to track and report quarterly to 
OSHA on the usage of the training materials developed under this grant. 
Usage statistics would include the number of times the training 
materials Web site was visited, and the number of times the training 
materials were downloaded from the Internet during the two-year period.
    Program Design: (1) The proposed training and educational materials 
are tailored to the specific topic, industry and a selected target 
audience and must address one of the following Training Materials 
Development subject areas. (3 points)
    Construction Industry Hazards. Programs suitable for training 
others or for self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety 
and health hazards on the following subject:
     Focus Four hazards (falls, electrocution, caught-in and 
struck-by)
    General Industry Hazards. Programs suitable for training others or 
for self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards on one of the following subjects:
     Prevention of amputation hazards
     Electrical installation safety issues related to 
Electrical Standards, 1910 Subpart S; the most recent edition of the 
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, Standard for 
Electrical Safety in the Workplace; and the National Electrical Code 
(NEC).
     Primary metals and basic steel (SIC 331/NAICS 3311 and 
3312)
     Oil and gas field operations (SIC 138/NAICS 213111 and 
213112)
    Prevention of Transportation Fatalities and Accidents, Work-
Related. Programs suitable for training others or for self-study that 
address the principles of safe driving or safe use of motorized 
equipment for the prevention of work-related transportation fatalities 
and accidents. Select one of the following subjects:
     Work-related motor vehicle accident and fatality 
prevention program
     Powered industrial trucks (fork lifts and motorized hand 
trucks)
    Respiratory Diseases. Programs suitable for training others or for 
self-study in the recognition and prevention of safety and health 
hazards of working with:
     Isocyanates
    Other Safety and Health Topic Areas. Programs suitable for training 
others or for self-study on one of the following subjects:
     Employer responsibilities for new small business employers
     Prevention of workplace violence
     Train-the-trainer course for community- and faith-based 
organizations on presenting safety and health training to vulnerable 
workers
    (2) Identify the target audience(s) for this training and describe 
your plan to analyze their training needs. Applicants are encouraged to 
develop training materials that also serve limited-English proficiency 
workers (i.e., non-English speaking, non-literate and low-literacy 
workers).
    Training programs and materials are to be tailored to the training 
needs of one or more of the following target audiences: small 
businesses; minority businesses; limited English proficiency, non-
literate and low literacy workers; youth; immigrant and minority 
workers; other hard-to-reach workers; and workers in high-hazard 
industries or industries with high fatality rates. Organizations 
proposing to develop Spanish-language training materials should utilize 
the OSHA Dictionaries (English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English) for 
safety and health terminology. The Dictionaries are available on the 
OSHA Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/spanish_dictionaries.html.
 Organizations proposing to develop materials in languages other than 
English will also be required to provide an English version of the materials. (15 points)
    (3) Describe the tasks/job duties that will be discussed during the 
training. Explain how these tasks/job duties or other unique 
characteristics of the intended audience will be incorporated into the 
training materials. (5 points)
    (4) Describe the occupational safety and health hazards associated 
with the above tasks/job duties. Explain how these hazards were 
identified and the method(s) being proposed to eliminate or control 
these hazards to be highlighted during the training process are 
provided. (5 points)
    (5) List the objectives for each course or set of training 
materials and describe how you will evaluate and verify that these 
objectives will be met. There is a clear link between objectives and 
evaluation criteria. (7 points)
    (6) Provide a brief outline of the proposed course or training 
program. Include a sample or detailed description of a lesson/training 
module. (6 points)
    (7) Describe the items that will be included as the final training 
products/materials. These may include instructor's manuals, student's 
manuals, brochures, visual aids, videotapes, or technology-based 
training materials such as digital photos, CD's, or DVD's. (2 points)
    (8) Describe your plan for OSHA to review the education materials 
for technical accuracy and quality of instructional design during 
development. (2 points)
    (9) Explain how you will track and report on the usage of the 
training materials during the two-year period these materials are to be 
posted on your Web site. (2 points)
    (10) The application is complete, including forms, budget detail, 
narrative and workplan, and required attachments. (3 points)
B. Budget--15 points total
    (1) The budgeted costs are reasonable. No more than 25% of the 
total budget is for administration. (10 points)
    (2) The budget complies with Federal cost principles (which can be 
found in applicable OMB Circulars) and with OSHA budget requirements 
contained in the grant application instructions. (5 points)
C. Past Performance--18 points total
    (1) Describe your organization's experience with occupational 
safety and health. Applicants that do not have prior experience in 
safety and health may partner with an established safety and health 
organization to acquire safety and health expertise. (5 points)
    (2) Describe your organization's experience training adults in 
work-related subjects or in recruiting, training, and working with the 
population it proposes to serve under the grant. (5 points)
    (3) The applicant organization demonstrates that it has strong 
financial management and internal control systems. Describe the 
programs you have managed over the past five years. (5 points)
    (4) List any Federal and/or State grants that the organization has 
administered over the past five years. (3 points)
    D. Experience and Qualifications of Personnel--17 points total
    (1) The staff to be assigned to the project has experience in 
occupational safety and health, the specific topic chosen, and training 
adults. (10 points)
    (2) Staff has experience in recruiting, training, and working with 
the population it proposes to serve under the grant. (7 points)

2. Review and Selection Process

    OSHA will screen all applications to determine whether all required 
proposal elements are present and clearly identifiable. Those that do 
not may be deemed non-responsive and may not be evaluated. A technical 
panel will objectively rate each complete application against the 
criteria described in this announcement. The panel recommendations to 
the Assistant Secretary are advisory in nature. The Assistant Secretary 
may establish a minimally acceptable rating range for the purpose of 
selecting qualified applicants. The Assistant Secretary will make a 
final selection determination based on what is most advantageous to the 
Government, considering factors such as panel findings, geographic 
presence of the applicants, the best value to the government, cost, and 
other factors. The Assistant Secretary's determination for award under 
this SGA is final.

3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates

    Announcement of these awards is expected to occur by September 30, 
2005. The grant agreement will be awarded by no later than September 
30, 2005.

VI. Award Administration Information

1. Award Notices

    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, staffing and 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.

    Note: Except as specifically provided, OSHA's acceptance of a 
proposal and an award of Federal funds to sponsor any program(s) 
does not provide a waiver of any grant requirement or procedures. 
For example, if an application identifies a specific sub-contractor 
to provide the services, the USDOL OSHA award does not provide the 
justification or basis to sole-source the procurement, i.e., to 
avoid competition.

2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

    All grantees, including faith-based organizations, will be subject 
to applicable Federal laws and regulations (including provisions of 
appropriations law) and the applicable Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Circulars. The grant award(s) awarded under this SGA will be 
subject to the following administrative standards and provisions, if 
applicable.
    29 CFR part 95, which covers grant requirements for nonprofit 
organizations, including universities and hospitals. These are the 
Department of Labor regulations implementing OMB Circular A-110.
    29 CFR part 93, new restrictions on lobbying.
    29 CFR part 98, government wide debarment and suspension 
(nonprocurement) and government wide requirements for drug-free 
workplace (grants).
    OMB Circular A-21, which describes allowable and unallowable costs 
for educational institutions.
    OMB circular A-122, which describes allowable and unallowable costs 
for other nonprofit organizations.
    OMB Circulars A-133, 29 CFR parts 96 and 99, which provide 
information about audit requirements.
    29 CFR parts 31, 32 and 36 as applicable.
    Certifications. All applicants are required to certify to a drug-
free workplace in accordance with 29 CFR part 98, to comply with the 
New Restrictions on Lobbying published at 29 CFR part 93, to make a 
certification regarding the debarment rules at 29 CFR part 98, and to 
complete a special lobbying certification.
    Students. Grant-funded training programs must serve multiple 
employers and their employees. Grant-funded training programs must 
serve individuals covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 
1970. As a part of the grant close-out process, grantees must self-
certify that their grant-funded programs and materials were not 
provided to ineligible audiences.
    Other. In keeping with the policies outlined in Executive Orders 
13256, 12928, 13230, and 13021 as amended, the grantee is strongly 
encouraged to provide subgranting opportunities to Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal 
Colleges and Universities.

3. Special Program Requirements

    OSHA review of educational materials. OSHA will review all 
educational materials produced by the grantee for technical accuracy 
and quality of instructional design during development and before final 
publication. OSHA will also review training curricula and purchased 
training materials for accuracy before they are used. Grantees 
developing training materials must follow all copyright laws and 
provide written certification that their materials are free from 
copyright infringements.
    When grant recipients produce training materials, they must provide 
copies of completed materials to OSHA before the end of the grant 
period. OSHA has a lending program that circulates grant-produced 
audiovisual materials. Audiovisual materials produced by the grantee as 
a part of its grant program may be included in this lending program. In 
addition, all materials produced by grantees must be provided to OSHA 
in hard copy as well as in a digital format (CD Rom/DVD) for possible 
publication on the Internet by OSHA. Three copies of the materials must 
be provided to OSHA. Acceptable formats for training materials include 
Microsoft XP Word and PowerPoint.
    As listed in 29 CFR 95.36, the Department of Labor reserves a 
royalty-free, nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, 
or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and to authorize others 
to do so. Applicants should note that grantees must agree to provide 
the Department of Labor a paid-up, nonexclusive and irrevocable license 
to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use for Federal purposes all 
products developed, or for which ownership was purchased, under an 
award including, but not limited to, curricula, training models, 
technical assistance products, and any related materials, and to 
authorize them to do so. Such uses include, but are not limited to, the 
right to modify and distribute such products worldwide by any means, 
electronic or otherwise.

    Posting of OSHA Training Materials Development Training Materials 
on the Internet. Grantees developing training materials under the OSHA 
Training Materials Development grant category will be required to post 
the training materials on their organization's Web site for two years 
after receiving OSHA approval of their final products, and provide 
access to users at no cost. OSHA may list the grantees' URL addresses 
to access these materials or directly link to the materials on the 
grantees' Web sites from OSHA's Web site. In addition, these grantees 
will also be required to track and report quarterly to OSHA on the 
distribution and use of these training materials during the two years 
the materials are posted on their Web site. Grantees will collect and 
report on training materials product usage by tracking the number of 
times the grantee's training materials Web site was visited, and the 
number of times the training materials were downloaded.
    Acknowledgment of USDOL Funding. In all circumstances, all approved 
grant-funded materials developed by a grantee shall contain the 
following disclaimer:

    This material was produced under grant number ---------- from 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of 
the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, 
commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. 
Government.

    Public reference to grant: When issuing statements, press releases, 
requests for proposals, bid solicitations, and other documents 
describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal 
money, all Grantees receiving Federal funds must clearly state:
     The percentage of the total costs of the program or 
project, that will be financed with Federal money;
     The dollar amount of Federal financial assistance for the 
project or program; and
     The percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the 
project or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.

4. Reporting

    Grantees are required by Departmental regulations to submit program 
and financial reports each calendar quarter. All reports are due no 
later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal quarter and shall be 
submitted to the appropriate OSHA Regional Office.
    Financial: The Grantee(s) shall submit financial reports on a 
quarterly basis. The first reporting period shall end on the last day 
of the fiscal quarter (December 31, March 31, June 30, or September 30) 
during which the grant was signed. Financial reports are due within 30 
days of the end of the reporting period (i.e., by January 30, April 30, 
July 30, and October 30).
    The Grantee(s) shall use Standard Form (SF) 269A, Financial Status 
Report, to report the status of the funds, at the project level, during 
the grant period. A final SF269A shall be submitted no later than 90 
days following completion of the grant period.
    If the Grantee(s) uses the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services Payment Management System (HHS PMS), it must also send USDOL 
copies of the PSC 272 that it submits to HHS, on the same schedule. 
Otherwise, the Grantee(s) shall submit Standard Form (SF) 272, Federal 
Cash Transactions Report, on the same schedule as the SF269A.
    Technical Program: After signing the agreement, the Grantee(s) 
shall submit technical progress reports to USDOL/OSHA Regional Offices 
at the end of each fiscal quarter. Technical progress reports provide 
both quantitative and qualitative information and a narrative 
assessment of performance for the preceding three-month period. OSHA 
Form 171 shall be used for reporting training numbers and a narrative 
report shall be provided that details grant activities conducted during 
the quarter, information on how the project is progressing in achieving 
its stated objectives, and notes any problems or delays along with 
corrective actions proposed. The first reporting period shall end on 
the last day of the fiscal quarter (December 31, March 31, June 30, or 
September 30) during which the grant was signed. Quarterly progress 
reports are due within 30 days of the end of the report period (i.e., 
by January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.) Between reporting 
dates, the Grantees(s) shall also immediately inform USDOL/OSHA of 
significant developments and/or problems affecting the organization's 
ability to accomplish work.

VII. Agency Contacts

    Any questions regarding this SGA should be directed to Cynthia 
Bencheck, e-mail address: Bencheck.Cindy@dol.gov, tel: 847-297-4810 
(note that this is NOT a toll-free number), or Ernest Thompson, 
Thompson.Ernest@dol.gov, tel 847-297-4810. To obtain further 
information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program of the U.S. 
Department of Labor, visit the OSHA Web site of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration at http://www.osha.gov.


    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of June, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Attachments

Project Document Format

SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance form
    Your organization is required to have a Data Universal Number 
System (DUNS) number (received from Dun and Bradstreet) to complete 
this form. Information about ``Obtaining a DUNS Number ``A Guide for 
Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applicants'' is available at 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/duns_num_guide.pdf.

    Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants form
    Program Summary (not to exceed two pages)
    Budget Information, SF 424A form
    Detailed Project Budget Backup
    If applicable: Provide a copy of approved indirect cost rate 
agreement, and statement of program income.
    Technical Proposal, program narrative, not to exceed 30 single-
sided pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, containing:
    Problem Statement/Need for Funds
    Administrative and Program Capability
    Workplan
    Assurances (SF 424B)
    Certifications form (OSHA 189)
    Supplemental Certification Regarding Lobbying Activities
    Organizational Chart
    Evidence of Nonprofit status, (letter from the IRS) if applicable
    Accounting System Certification, if applicable
    Organizations that receive less than $1 million annually in Federal 
grants must attach a certification signed by your certifying official 
stating that your organization has a functioning accounting system that 
meets the criteria below. Your organization may also designate a 
qualified entity (include the name and address in the documentation) to 
maintain a functioning accounting system that meets the criteria below. 
The certification should attest that your organization's accounting 
system provides for the following:
    1. Accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial 
results of each Federally sponsored project.
    2. Records that identify adequately the source and application of 
funds for Federally sponsored activities.
    3. Effective control over and accountability for all funds, 
property and other assets.
    4. Comparison of outlays with budget amounts.
    5. Written procedures to minimize the time elapsing between the 
transfer of funds.
    6. Written procedures for determining the reasonableness, 
allocability and allowability of costs.
    7. Accounting records, including cost accounting records, that are 
supported by source documentation.
    Attachments such as:
    Summaries of other relevant organizational experience; information 
on prior government grants; resumes of key personnel or position 
descriptions; signed letters of commitment to the project.

Attachments (Forms)

    SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance
    Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants form
    SF-424A, Budget Information form
    SF 424B, Assurances
    OSHA 189 form, Certification
    Supplemental Certification Regarding Lobbying Activities
The forms are also available at: http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html.

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