Monday, June 20, 2005

OSHA Offers New Training Grants

OSHA has put out a proposal for $6.9 million in new training grants and will fund for another year long term Institutional Competency grants originally awarded during the Clinton administration. The agency will accept applications for $2.9 million in construction and general industry Targeted Training grants and $4 million for the development of training materials. Both groups of grants will be funded for one year, starting at the end of September. The funding comes from the 2005 Fiscal Year budget which was approved last year. The administration had originally proposed cutting all funding except for the $4 million training material grants, but Congress restored full funding.

Applications are available on OSHA's web site and are due on July 21.

For next year's FY 2006 budget, the Bush administration wants to eliminate the entire program, although neither the House or Senate have acted on the request yet.