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U.S. Department of Labor Awards $10.5 Million in Safety Grants

News Release Posted: [November 13, 2017]

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health courses, and other programs. The awards were made to 47 states, the Navajo Nation, Guam, and Native Village of Barrow.

Grantees will use the funds to provide miners with federally mandated training. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations.

Grants were awarded based on applications from states, and they are administered by state mine inspectors’ offices, state departments of labor, and state-supported colleges and universities. Each recipient tailors the program to the needs of its mines and miners – including mining conditions and hazards miners may encounter – and provides technical assistance.

Editor’s note: A list of grantees follows this release.

  

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Media Contacts:

Amy Louviere, (202) 693-9423, louviere.amy@dol.gov

Mandy Kraft, (202) 693-4664, kraft.amanda.c@dol.gov

Release Number: 17-1483-NAT

Recipient

City

State

Amount

Bevill State Community College

Jasper

Alabama

$249,700

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Alaska

$125,630

Arizona State Mine Inspector

Phoenix

Arizona

$374,930

Arkansas Department of Labor

Little Rock

Arkansas

$126,932

California Department of Industrial Relations

Sacramento

California

$368,995

Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Denver

Colorado

$262,379

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain

Connecticut

$67,349

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee

Florida

$160,297

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Atlanta

Georgia

$195,862

Guam Department of Labor

Tamuning

Guam

$10,000

North Idaho College

Post Falls

Idaho

$128,935

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Springfield

Illinois

$270,403

Vincennes University

Vincennes

Indiana

$257,137

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Davenport

Iowa

$187,226

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson

Kansas

$117,995

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

Frankfort

Kentucky

$594,488

Northshore Technical Community College

Greensburg

Louisiana

$107,120

Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards

Augusta

Maine

$84,546

Maryland Department of the Environment

La Plata

Maryland

$69,346

Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards

Boston

Massachusetts

$88,884

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

Michigan

$249,257

Minnesota State Colleges and University

St. Paul

Minnesota

$375,153

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Jackson

Mississippi

$46,118

Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Jefferson City

Missouri

$261,597

Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Helena

Montana

$218,822

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation

Barrow

Native Village

$10,000

Minerals Department

Window Rock

Navajo Nation

$31,947

Board of Regents, University of Nebraska

Kearney

Nebraska

$86,168

Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Carson City

Nevada

$368,071

New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development

Concord

New Hampshire

$51,250

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Trenton

New Jersey

$54,699

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro

New Mexico

$195,768

New York State Department of Labor

Albany

New York

$320,598

North Carolina Department of Labor

Raleigh

North Carolina

$177,500

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

Bismarck

North Dakota

$130,423

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Columbus

Ohio

$288,584

Oklahoma Department of Mines

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

$159,310

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande

Oregon

$140,810

Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety

Harrisburg

Pennsylvania

$664,626

York Technical College

Rock Hill

South Carolina

$73,279

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City

South Dakota

$88,955

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Nashville

Tennessee

$188,739

University of Texas at Austin

Austin

Texas

$611,129

Utah State University Eastern

Price

Utah

$228,939

Vermont Department of Labor

Montpelier

Vermont

$99,225

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Big Stone Gap

Virginia

$284,272

Eastern Washington University

Cheney

Washington

$168,254

West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training

Charleston

West Virginia

$642,035

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Madison

Wisconsin

$169,704

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette

Wyoming

$303,614

Total

 

 

$10,537,000