The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the quality and availability of health and safety training for mine workers in the Western United States. As a result, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of training and education programs. A major objective of this solicitation is to establish a training program that 1) addresses the training needs of miners in the Western United States, 2) develops and delivers training to miners in the Western United States, 3) provides qualified instructors and faculty to conduct the training, 4) evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the training program on reducing injuries and illnesses to miners, and 5) coordinates with existing training programs, such as those offered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). NIOSH intends that the training provided by this program will be consistent with recommendations and guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and MSHA and that the training provided does not overlap with existing MSHA or OSHA training programs.
Only one application per institution is allowed.
Cooperative agreement. NIOSH intends to commit a total of approximately $1 million in FY2014 to fund 1-3 cooperative agreements in response to this FOA for a period of up to 3 years. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 3 years. An applicant may request a budget for direct costs of up to $500,000 per year.
To comply with the limitation of one submission per institution, please contact Amanda Jorgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org / 384-1505) at the College of Public Health, if you are interested in applying.
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