March 10, 2022

OSHA: $3.2 Million in Funding Available for Training on COVID-19, Infectious Diseases

OSHA recently announced the availability of more than $3.2 million in Susan Harwood grants to fund training and education for workers and employers on the prevention of work-related infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The funds are from the American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress in 2021. According to OSHA, grants up to $160,000 for a 12-month period are available for training that focuses specifically on COVID-19 or more broadly on infectious diseases.

This funding opportunity is separate from OSHA’s other Susan Harwood training grants, which support in-person, hands-on training for targeted audiences such as workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness, and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers, including temporary workers. According to OSHA, successful applicants may receive one of these grants as well as a new Susan Harwood grant for training on infectious diseases. Additional details are available on the agency’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program webpage.

Grant applications for funding for infectious diseases training are due by May 6, 2022. For more information, see OSHA’s press release or the Federal Register notice.