1. Will grants be accepted after the July 1st date?

Yes, if the number of qualified applicants exceeds funding availability by July 1st, subsequent applications will continue to be routinely accepted.
1. How do I apply and when does the application process begin?
Online applications and dates are available by e-mailing safety@dia.state.ma.us.
2. Who is eligible to apply for a safety grant?
The Office of Safety will fund safety education training programs which target employees and/or employers operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and whose entire staff, including consultants, are covered by the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Law (MGL c. 152). If you are exempt from workers' compensation (e.g. sole proprietorship, DBA, self-insured) a letter explaining your exemption must be included in the application.
3. Can one employer apply for more than one grant?
Grants are limited to one grant per fiscal year, per entity.
4. How is it determined who will be awarded the grants?
The Office of Safety reads all the proposals and makes recommendations to the Director of the DIA. Scoring is based on scope, design, budget and other factors. Please see the current grant application for complete details.
5. What is the amount of money one company can be awarded?
Safety training grants are capped at a maximum of $25,000.
6. What types of health and safety training qualify for funding?
The grant program is charged with funding programs for the education and training of employees and employers to avoid and prevent unsafe or unhealthy practices in the workplace. The goal of the training should be specific to the needs of the target audience. Training should be related to prevention of injuries occurring in the workplace and should encompass knowledge of strategies to prevent incidents of injury.

7. Does the grant pay for materials and equipment?

         Training dollars are to be used only for training hours and related training materials: books, manuals, certificates.

8. How does the reimbursement process work?

Invoices and sign in sheets should be submitted monthly. Reimbursements are usually remitted within 30 days after approval.

9. Where do I send the application?

 The completed grant application and attachments A - H must be submitted electronically and sent to the DIA Office of Safety at electronic.safetygrant@dia.state.ma.us
10. Who do I contact if I need help?
You may contact the Office of Safety via our automatic response e-mail system at safety@dia.state.ma.us