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Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants

The Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 established the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.  It was named in remembrance of 13 men who died in the disaster at the Jim Walter Resources Inc.’s No. 5 Mine in Brookwood, Alabama, in 2001 and 12 men who died after an explosion at Wolf Run Mining Company’s Sago Mine in Tallmansville, West Virginia in 2006.  This competitive grant program provides funding for education and training programs to better identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.  Grantees will use these funds to establish and implement education and training programs or to create training materials and programs on MSHA-identified safety priorities.  

In 2015, MSHA awarded $1,000,000 to seven organizations through its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.  MSHA priorities for the FY 2015 grants were on training and training materials for mine emergency preparedness and mine emergency prevention for all underground mines. 

2015 Recipients of the Brookwood-Sago Grant Awards

  • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc.
  • University of Arizona – Arizona Board of Regents
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Learn more about the 2015 recipients here.

Funding Opportunity Announcement for FY 2016 Brookwood-Sago Grants

MSHA priorities for the FY 2016 funding of the Brookwood-Sago grants will focus on training or training materials for mine emergency preparedness and mine emergency prevention for all underground mines.  Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the government-wide grants.gov site.  If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, the MSHA Directorate of Educational Policy and Development will provide assistance to help applicants submit their applications online.

The grants awarded under this competitive grant program will be subject to the following administrative standards and provisions, if applicable:

  • 2 CFR Part 25, Universal Identifier and System of Award Management.
  • 2 CFR Part 170, Reporting Subawards and Executive Compensation Information.
  • 2 CFR Part 175, Award Term for Trafficking in Persons.
  • 2 CFR Part 180, OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) (Nov. 15, 2006).
  • 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Dec. 19, 2014).
  • 2 CFR Part 2900, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Dec. 19, 2014).
  • 2 CFR Part 2998, Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension (Apr. 29, 2016).
  • 29 CFR Part 2, Subpart D, Equal Treatment in Department of Labor Programs for Religious Organizations; Protection of Religious Liberty of Department of Labor Social Service Providers and Beneficiaries.
  • 29 CFR Part 31, Nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Labor—Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • 29 CFR Part 32, Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • 29 CFR Part 33, Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Department of Labor.
  • 29 CFR Part 35, Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Labor.
  • 29 CFR Part 36, Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • 29 CFR Part 93, New restrictions on lobbying.

Application Forms

Need help? Access the application form instructions here.

Attention Applicants: For coordination with States, please visit MSHA’s State Grants Program page.

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