The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has made up to $250,000 in funding available for its Brookwood-Sago grant programme to promote US miner safety. The closing date for applications is 23 August and grants will be awarded before 28 September.
The funding will be used to support education and training to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.
Recipients will be able to use the funding to develop training materials, provide mine safety training or educational programmes, recruit mine operators and miners for the training and conduct and evaluate the training.
MSHA says “it will give special emphasis to programs and materials that target workers at smaller mines, including training miners and employers about new MSHA standards, high-risk activities, or hazards identified by MSHA.”
The minimum amount of each individual grant is $50,000.
More information is available on the website.