MSHA to award $1M in grants toward mine safety

By |  February 15, 2017

msha-logoThe U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will be awarding up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs designed to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

According to MSHA, the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 established the Brookwood-Sago grant to promote mine safety in honor of the 13 miners who died in 2001 at the Jim Walter Resources No. 5 mine in Brookwood, Alabama, and the 12 miners who died in 2006 at the Sago Mine in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

The grants were created to enable recipients to 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, MSHA says. Each grant recipient will receive at least $50,000 with a maximum individual award of $250,000. MSHA adds that it may incrementally fund these grants based on milestones and availability of funds.

The closing date for submitting applications is March 24. Submit your grant application here.

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