Mine Health and Safety Grants

To assist States in providing safety and health training and develop programs to improve mine health and safety conditions.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: N/A.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Website Address

http://www.msha.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Eastern Washington University $ 172,317   2018-10-012020-09-30
Labor, North Carolina Department Of $ 181,139   2018-10-012020-09-30
Utah State University $ 241,266   2018-10-012020-09-30
Navajo Nation Tribal Government, The $ 29,000   2018-10-012020-09-30
Michigan Technological University $ 253,534   2018-10-012020-09-30
Mine Inspector, Arizona State $ 378,353   2018-10-012020-09-30
Labor, Arkansas Department Of $ 126,932   2018-10-012020-09-30
Tallahassee Community College $ 175,046   2018-10-012020-09-30
Natural Resources, Ohio Department Of $ 283,147   2018-10-012020-09-30
Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department Of $ 46,118   2018-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: ALABAMA - $199,932; ALASKA - $95,650; ARIZONA - $293,879; ARKANSAS - $105,621; CALIFORNIA - $287,950; COLORADO - $206,603; CONNECTICUT - $57,467; FLORIDA - $127,069; GEORGIA - $153,671; IDAHO - $108,845; ILLINOIS - $210,021; INDIANA - $201,931; IOWA - $146,957; KANSAS - $92,956; KENTUCKY - $508,207; LOUISIANA - $82,629; MAINE - $80,285; MARYLAND - $53,884; MASSACHUSETTS - $68,649; MICHIGAN - $196,142; MINNESOTA - $289,468; MISSISSIPPI - $46,426; MISSOURI - $203,446; MONTANA - $150,000; NAVAJO NATION - $25,000; NEBRASKA - $67,580; NEVADA - $278,998; NEW HAMPSHIRE - $49,875; NEW JERSEY $42,905; NEW MEXICO - $153,084; NEW YORK - $250,993; NORTH CAROLINA - $139,849; NORTH DAKOTA - $98,272; OHIO - $229,415; OKLAHOMA - $123,977; OREGON - $110,616; PENNSYLVANIA - $528,394; SOUTH CAROLINA - $57,207; SOUTH DAKOTA - $69,765; TENNESSEE - $148,474; TEXAS - $466,821; UTAH - $181,777; VERMONT - $75,279; VIRGINIA - $227,574; WASHINGTON - $133,536; WEST VIRGINIA - $524,378; WISCONSIN - $251,295; WYOMING - $238,248. Fiscal Year 2017: ALABAMA - $199,932; ALASKA - $95,650; ARIZONA - $293,879; ARKANSAS - $105,621; CALIFORNIA - $287,950; COLORADO - $206,603; CONNECTICUT - $57,467; FLORIDA - $127,069; GEORGIA - $153,671; IDAHO - $108,845; ILLINOIS - $210,021; INDIANA - $201,931; IOWA - $146,957; KANSAS - $92,956; KENTUCKY - $508,207; LOUISIANA - $82,629; MAINE - $80,285; MARYLAND - $53,884; MASSACHUSETTS - $68,649; MICHIGAN - $196,142; MINNESOTA - $289,468; MISSISSIPPI - $46,426; MISSOURI - $203,446; MONTANA - $150,000; NAVAJO NATION - $25,000; NEBRASKA - $67,580; NEVADA - $278,998; NEW HAMPSHIRE - $49,875; NEW JERSEY $42,905; NEW MEXICO - $153,084; NEW YORK - $250,993; NORTH CAROLINA - $139,849; NORTH DAKOTA - $98,272; OHIO - $229,415; OKLAHOMA - $123,977; OREGON - $110,616; PENNSYLVANIA - $528,394; SOUTH CAROLINA - $57,207; SOUTH DAKOTA - $69,765; TENNESSEE - $148,474; TEXAS - $466,821; UTAH - $181,777; VERMONT - $75,279; VIRGINIA - $227,574; WASHINGTON - $133,536; WEST VIRGINIA - $524,378; WISCONSIN - $251,295; WYOMING - $238,248. Fiscal Year 2018: Unknown.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides grants (1) To assist States in developing and enforcing effective coal or other mine health and safety laws and regulations consistent with the provisions of Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; (2) to improve State workers' compensation and occupational disease laws and programs related to coal or other mine employment; and (3) to provide Federal- State coordination and cooperation in improving the health and safety conditions in coal or other mines.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any mining State of the United States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States.

Credentials/Documentation

In addition to items as stated in Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) from Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), State mine inspection or safety agency has or will employ an adequate and competent staff of qualified trainers to provide health and safety training for miners and trained inspectors qualified under the laws of the State to make mine inspections within the State. 2 CFR Part 225 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The application will be submitted through the www.grants.gov website

Award Procedures

Notification will be made by the Office responsible for monitoring performance.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. 953 , Public Law 095-164.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Within 3 months.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days. Within 30 days from the final decision date, an appeal may be filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Public Law 30 U.S.C. Section 953 (h). Matching Requirements: Percent: 20%. A maximum of 80 percent of the amount expended by any mining State for a fiscal year is paid from Federal funds and at least 20 percent are paid by the Applicant State. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of assistance is on a fiscal year basis or a portion thereof. Time phasing of assistance is on a cost reimbursable basis, normally quarterly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reports, as required by MSHA, shall be furnished to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health stating work accomplished, benefits derived, project status.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Expenditure reports must show quarterly obligations listing description of expenditures and amounts.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Records relating to each grant shall be retained and made available until the expiration of 3 years after the filing of the grantee's final expenditure report for the period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-1200-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $8,441,000; FY 17 est $10,537,000; and FY 18 est $8,441,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

From $25,000 to $528,394. Average: $175,854.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

29 CFR Part 97.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey A. Duncan 201 12th Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Phone: (202) 693-9570

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Responses related to the following proposal criteria enable the applicant to show that the proposed grant is consistent with the purposes of the Act: (a) Programs, policies, and methods to be followed in administering the grant, (b) designation of the State mining agency as the sole agency with authority and responsibility for administering the grant throughout the State, (c) assurances that such agency has an adequate and competent staff of trained and qualified inspectors, (d) use of the grant will extend and improve mine health and safety in the State while providing for no advance notice of an inspection, (e) assurances that grant will supplement not supplant existing State mine health and safety programs, (f) period over which program will be pursued, (g) financial plan, (h) fiscal control and accounting procedures, (i) name and title of person who will direct the program, (j) approximate number of qualified personnel who will work on the program, (k) location or locations where program will be pursued, (1) assurance that matching funds from nonfederal sources will be forthcoming, (m) indication of whether the programs or any part have been or will be submitted to other organizations for the purpose of obtaining a grant, and (n) agreement that the official State mine agency shall make required reports.



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