Cooperative Agreements to States to provide occupational
safety and health consultative services to employers.
Designated State agencies which have been authorized by the Governor to enter
into a Cooperative Agreement with full power to perform the obligations funded
therein and to expend Federal funds as well as State funds as required.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Any private employer operating within a State, with priority given to smaller
employers with the more hazardous operations.
State agency responsible for providing consultative services to employers must
meet the minimum requirements of the consultation program set forth in 29 CFR
No pre-application is required. This program is excluded from coverage under
Application instructions are distributed to the States by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to the designated State agencies
through OSHA's Regional Offices. Completed applications are returned to OSHA's
National Office. OMB Circulars No. A-102 and A-110 govern application
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: Funding to States
for administering their consultation program can be renewed indefinitely,
provided that State consultation projects continue to meet the requirements of
the program. Applications for renewals are submitted to the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration's National Grants Office.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Matching is required.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Consultation Cooperative Agreements are aspects of a continuing program.
Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services'
Payment Management System.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: A program review 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
$48,834,000; FY 02 est $51,021,000; and FY 03 est $52,521,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Fiscal year 2014 grants ranged from $196,000 to $5,453,000. These awards represent approximately 90 percent of total program costs.
In fiscal year 2001, State consultations visits totaled
27,481, fiscal year 2002 estimate is 32,000, and fiscal year 2003 estimate is
32,500 State consultation visits.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
29 CFR PART 1908, and OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-110.
Regional or Local Office: See
Appendix IV of the Catalog for regional offices of the Occupational Safety and
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Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Fifty State agencies and public Universities operate
consultation programs by providing workplace safety and health assistance to
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Agreements may be awarded only to a State agency,
designated by the Governor of a State, which has submitted an application for