Grant Details

Safety Intervention Grant Program (Ohio)

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation

    Summary

    The purpose of the Safety Intervention Grant Program is to gather information about the measureable effectiveness of workplace safety interventions so we may share the results with Ohio employers. The program is available to any Ohio state-fund or public employer who wishes to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses associated with a particular task or operation. The program is designed to work and partner with Ohio employers to establish safety intervention best practices for accident and injury prevention.
    In FY2018, $8,000,000 will be available in set aside funds for Police and Schools.
     

    History of Funding

    Previous grantees can be seen at https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/wps/portal/bwc/site/safety/safety-grants/past-safety-grant-recipients/

    Additional Information

    Ineligible applicants include:
    • Employers that pay the minimum administrative charge or only payroll for elective coverage (sole proprietors or partners)
    • Self-insuring employers
    • State agencies
    • State universities

    Contacts

    DSH Consultant

    DSH Consultant
    30 W. Spring St.
    Columbus, OH 43215-2256
    1-800-644-6292
    1-866-336-8352
     

  • Eligibility Details

    To be eligible for a safety intervention grant, Ohio applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a state-fund private or public taxing district employer;
    • Maintain active coverage - not more than 40 days lapsed in the prior 12 months;
    • Be current on all monies owed BWC;
    • Demonstrate the need for safety intervention;
    • Provide two-year baseline data;
    • Activated BWC coverage at least two years ago and completed sufficient payroll and/or true-up reporting to determine eligibility cycle.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. Eligible applicants must contact their local BWC customer service office to schedule visit(s) by a BWC consultant prior to submitting the online application. To be considered for the 2020 fiscal year, applications were to be submitted by March 31, 2020.

    Award Details

    Up to $20,000,000 is available in funding. Maximum award is $40,000. Matching of 3-to-1 is required. This means BWC gives $3 for every $1 the employer contributes. In FY2018, $8,000,000 was available in set aside funds for Police and Schools.

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