MSHA offering $1M in mine safety grants

MSHA offering $1M in mine safety grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration is offering up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

Grant recipients will develop education and training programs on safety and health for mine operators and miners, with special emphasis on programs that target workers at small mines.

According to MSHA, each grant recipient will receive at least $50,000 with a maximum individual award of $250,000 based on milestones and availability of funds.

The Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 established the Brookwood-Sago grant program to promote mine safety in honor of 25 miners who died in Alabama and West Virginia.
To submit a grant application, go to www.grants.gov.
The closing date for applications is March 24, 2017.