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Grant programs

What to know about applying for grants

Once a year Oregon OSHA accepts grant applications for the development of innovative workplace safety and health training programs.

Any employer, labor group, school affiliated with a labor group, or nonprofit organization may apply.

Application information

Thank you for your interest in the Oregon OSHA training and education grants. We are no longer accepting grant applications - the deadline was Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. Please look for the grant applications to re-open in July of 2020. 

If you have applied in the past, you will notice a few changes. First, we have added a point system to the grant application. Although the final recommendation will continue to be based on the committee’s overall assessment of the application (both qualitative and quantitative) this will help give the funding committee an additional evaluation tool for applicant criteria.

Also new to the application process this year, we are allowing applicants who would like an opportunity to present their grant idea to the funding committee to do so. The presentation should last 15 minutes with a few minutes for questions and answers. We are excited to try this new format and hope that you will enjoy it too.

Applications will be evaluated based on the totality of the entire process (application, presentation, SEETAC evaluation, and DCBS Director final approval).

If you have any questions, contact the training and education grant coordinator ( see contact information).

Grant projects

Materials produced by grant recipients become the property of Oregon OSHA. Many are in the Oregon OSHA Resource Center and are available for use by the public. Some materials are available electronically.

Workplace education and training projects

Worksite redesign projects  

Past examples of grant projects include:

  • Development of safe-lifting guidelines
  • Spanish-language flip charts designed to help prevent heat-related illness among forest workers
  • An educational program for nurses to prevent ergonomic-related injuries


The Oregon Legislature launched the Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training Grant Program in 1990 (ORS 654.191). Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA’s Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee (OAR 437-001-0810), a group with members from business, organized labor, and government.

  The Worksite Redesign Program existed from 1995-2001. This program offered research and development and product grants to address workplace safety, health, and ergonomic problems.


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