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US Department of Labor announces $10.5M in state grant funding to support mine safety, health throughout the nation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to support safety and health training, and other programs. MSHA awarded grants to 46 states, the Navajo Nation and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Grantees will use the funds to provide miners with federally mandated training. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. This includes miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations.

“These state grants help provide critical safety and health training for thousands of miners,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Jeannette J. Galanis. “MSHA is dedicated to keeping miners safe on the job, and this annual funding helps make sure miners across the country have access to proper safety training and resources.”

MSHA awarded grants based on applications from states, and they are administered by state mine inspectors’ offices, state departments of labor, and state-supported colleges and universities. Each recipient tailors the program to the needs of its mines and miners – including mining conditions and hazards miners may encounter – and provides technical assistance. The state grants are formula grants authorized under Section 503 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

The grant recipients are as follows:

Recipient

State

Amount

Bevill State Community College

Alabama

$236,821

University of Alaska

Alaska

$142,249

Arizona State Mine Inspector

Arizona

$391,991

Navajo Nation Minerals Department

Arizona

$54,785

Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing

Arkansas

$128,278

Department of Industrial Relations

California

$379,933

Department of National Resources

Colorado

$262,949

Central Connecticut State University

Connecticut

$80,093

Tallahassee Community College

Florida

$181,183

Technical College System of Georgia

Georgia

$205,443

North Idaho College

Idaho

$143,378

Department of Natural Resources

Illinois

$271,733

Vincennes University

Indiana

$263,582

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Iowa

$187,028

Hutchinson Community College

Kansas

$128,783

Division of Mine Safety

Kentucky

$417,148

Northshore Technical Community College

Louisiana

$114,804

Department of Labor

Maine

$117,104

Department of the Environment

Maryland

$73,216

Department of Labor Standards

Massachusetts

$101,383

Michigan Technological University

Michigan

$255,137

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Minnesota

$379,465

Department of Environmental Quality

Mississippi

$46,118

Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Missouri

$275,709

Department of Labor & Industry

Montana

$213,341

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Nebraska

$93,256

Mine Safety & Training Section

Nevada

$400,325

Department of Business & Economic Affairs

New Hampshire

$76,777

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

New Jersey

$63,199

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico

$185,564

Department of Labor, Division of Safety

New York

$335,452

Department of Labor

North Carolina

$181,558

Department of Career and Technical Education

North Dakota

$120,220

Office of the Governor

Northern Mariana Islands

$21,991

Department of Natural Resources

Ohio

$260,854

Department of Mines

Oklahoma

$176,610

Eastern Oregon University

Oregon

$163,835

Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania

$606,207

Tri-County Technical College

South Carolina

$86,803

School of Mines and Technology

South Dakota

$93,737

Department of Labor and Workforce

Tennessee

$196,389

University of Texas at Austin

Texas

$690,561

Utah State University

Utah

$244,919

Department of Labor

Vermont

$113,050

Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy

Virginia

$261,822

Eastern Washington University

Washington

$171,960

Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training

West Virginia

$529,191

Northcentral Technical College

Wisconsin

$98,473

Northern Wyoming Community College

Wyoming

$312,593

 

Agency
Mine Safety & Health Administration
Date
September 29, 2021
Release Number
21-1780-NAT
Contact: Mandy McClure
Contact: Denisha Braxton
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