Organizations who want help paying for mine safety education and training have until August 23rd to apply for a Brookwood-Sago grant.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the availability of up to $250,000 in funding through the program, which supports training to help miners identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in their workspaces. Brookwood-Sago grants focus on powered haulage safety, examinations of working places at metal and nonmetal mines, or emergency prevention and preparedness.

In honor of miners killed on the job

Established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006, the program promotes mine safety while honoring 25 miners who died in 2001 in Brookwood, Alabama, at the Jim Walter Resources #5 mine, and in 2006 in Buckhannon, West Virginia, at the Sago Mine.

Funding will enable grant recipients to develop training materials, provide mine safety training or educational programs, recruit mine operators and miners for the training, and conduct and evaluate the training. MSHA will give special emphasis to programs and materials that target workers at smaller mines, including training miners and employers about new MSHAstandards, high-risk activities, or hazards identified by MSHA.

About the grants

The minimum and maximum amounts of each individual grant are $50,000 and $250,000, respectively.

To submit a grant application, go to

The closing date for applications is Aug. 23, 2018. MSHA will award grants on or before Sept. 28, 2018.  Additional information is available in the Federal Register here.