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Occupational Safety and Health_State Program
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Act, Section 23(g),
Public Law 91-596, 29 U.S.C. 60 (c).
To fund federally approved comprehensive State
occupational safety and health programs that are "at least as
effective" as the Federal program.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants to States to administer and enforce State
programs for occupational safety and health, limited to States having
federally approved plans.
Designated State agencies which have federally approved occupational safety
and health plans.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Any employer, worker or their representative from a business engaged in
interstate commerce except those under jurisdiction of other Federal agencies.
State agency responsible for occupational safety and health must show that its
program is "at least as effective" as the Federal occupational
safety and health program. This is accomplished by providing standards
covering occupational safety and health issues, an enforcement program for
those standards, and adequate legal authority and resources to operate the
No pre-application is required. This program is excluded from coverage under
Executive Order 12372.
Application instructions are distributed by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration to the approved State plan States through OSHA's Regional
Offices. Completed applications are returned to the National Office through
the Regional Offices. OMB Circular No. A-102 governs application requirements.
Award Procedure: Final
approval of funding requests is given annually by the Assistant Secretary of
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Deadlines: Annual schedules
are established by OSHA's National Grants Office. Contact National Grant
Office for deadline schedules.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Renewals: Grants to States
for administering their own safety and health programs that can be renewed
indefinitely, provided they continue to meet the "at least as
effective" requirements. Applications for renewals are submitted to the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Grants Office.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Matching is required. The Federal share may not exceed 50 percent of the total
cost to the State.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
State program grants are aspects of a continuing program. Grantees receive
funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Program and fiscal
reports are required quarterly.
Audits: In accordance with
the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997),
"Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations,"
nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in
Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for
that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in
Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year,
except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records: Records must be
retained for three years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01
$88,369,000; FY 02 est $89,747,000; and FY 03 est $89,747,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Fiscal year 2016 grants ranged from $196,000 to $26,544,000. These awards represent approximately 50 percent of total program cost.
In fiscal year 2001, State inspections totaled 55,116;
fiscal year 2002 estimate, 56,000 State enforcement inspections; fiscal year
2003 estimate, 55,400 State enforcement.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
29 CFR PARTS 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1952, 1953,
1954, 1955, 1956, 2200, and OMB Circulars A-102 & A-110.
Regional or Local Office: See
Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and
Aleksandr Krivitskiy 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-693-2423 Fax: 202-693-1696
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Twenty-six State agencies operate approved State plans
by providing standards covering occupational safety and health issues, an
enforcement program for those standards, and adequate legal authority and
resources to operate their programs.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Grants may be awarded only to a State agency, designated
by the Governor of a State, which has had its State Plan approved by the
Assistant Secretary and which has submitted an application for a grant.