The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is accepting applications for its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grant Program, Funding Opportunity Announcement No. BS-2019-1. The application period for this competitive grant program is April 9 - June 9, 2019. MSHA is distributing up to $400,000 in grant funds to states, territorial, and tribal governments, and private or public nonprofit entities.
Established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006, the program promotes mine safety in honor of the 25 miners who died in 2001 in Brookwood, Alabama, at the Jim Walter Resources #5 mine, and in 2006 in Buckhannon, West Virginia, at the Sago Mine.
The focus for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grant Program will be training programs and training materials on powered haulage safety (i.e. reducing vehicle-on-vehicle collisions, increasing seat belt use, and improving belt conveyor safety), examinations of working places at metal and nonmetal mines, mine emergency prevention and preparedness, or other programs to prevent unsafe conditions in and around mines. Grantees will use the funds to provide education and training programs to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.
The minimum and maximum amounts of each individual grant are $50,000 and $400,000, respectively. For more information on this grant program and application submission, go to www.grants.gov.