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Trade News Release
Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Contact: Michael Fluharty
PHONE: (202) 693-1999
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced 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 or can be obtained by contacting the OSHA Office of Training and Education, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Ill., 60018; telephone (847) 297-4810. The instructions are also on the Internet at http://www.osha-slc.gov/Training/sharwood/apply.html.
Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., June 2 at OSHA's Office of Training and Education.
Notice of the extension of the deadline for applications for Harwood Training Grants is scheduled to appear in the Federal Register today.
The text of this news release is on the Internet World Wide Web at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-693-1999.
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