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Grants to Utah Nonprofits, For-Profits, Schools,
and Agencies to Improve Safety at Places of Work

Workplace Safety (WPS) Grant

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Utah Labor Commission

Deadline Date:

09/30/22 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $85,000 to Utah nonprofit and community-based organizations, businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and local associations for initiatives that promote safety in the workplace. Funding is intended for new or existing safety programs within work environments.


  1. Increase workplace safety by reducing accidents.
  2. Promote employer/employee awareness of the need for workplace safety.
  3. Assist employers in establishing new programs or supplementing existing programs that promote workplace safety.
  4. Inform employers and employees of resources available through the Utah Labor Commission to assist them in improving workplace safety programs.

Qualifying Uses of Grant Funds:

  • Safety workshops, seminars and presentations focusing on workplace safety.
  • Trade programs that integrate skill/training with an emphasis on workplace safety.
  • Training sessions related to workplace safety.
  • Materials, publications, or videos.
  • Cross-training between organizations.
  • Substance abuse programs related to workplace safety.
  • Implementation or augmentation of workplace safety programs.
  • Workplace violence prevention or awareness training.
  • Innovative safety programs through the use of technology.
  • Development of workplace safety initiatives for those with multicultural issues related to workplace safety.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176396

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are no specific limits on the amount of funding requested, but it usually ranges from $1,000 to $85,000.

Term of Contract:

The 2023 program runs from January 1 to December 31, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: The following entities are eligible to apply for purpose of this grant:
- Utah businesses.
- Community-based organizations.
- Utah non-profits.
- Local associations.
- Educational institutions.
- Government entities.

Ineligible Use of Funds:
- Electronic equipment (Computers, TVs, video recorders, phones, automated external defibrillators, etc.).
- Fees for rental of facilities owned or leased by grantee as part of its regular operations even in instances when the facilities are being used for the purpose of implementing safety projects.
- Social dinners and events NOT related to safety conferences or awards.
- Travel out of state.
- Facilities maintenance and/or utility bills (heating and electrical bills, etc.)
- Trade-in services provided by consultants or contractors. These include services for which a company has not incurred an expense such as in the case of services and commodities that have been provided under a trade-in agreement or in-kind services.
- Capital improvement projects.
- Cost related to normal business operations.
- New Positions. WPS monies cannot be used to fund new positions regardless of whether or not they are related to a specific safety project being proposed for funding.
- In-kind services provided by consultants or contractors. These include services for which the applicant has not received an invoice, or has not incurred an expense such as in the case of services and commodities that have been categorized under a trade-in agreement. For the purpose of the grant, these expenses can be counted as grantee’s matching funds.
- Funding of any safety program related to becoming or remaining in a VPP or SHARP designation/program or VPP or SHARP awards ceremony.
- Using funding to become compliant with occupational safety and health laws.
- Start-up ventures or software development.

Pre-Application Information:

- Submit the application no later than September 30, 2022, by close of business
- November 17, 2022: WPS Selection Committee meets to review applications, designate recipients, and determine award amounts.
- November 30, 2022: Recipients notified of selection and award amounts. Possible training session scheduled.
- December 16, 2022: Utah Labor Commission to receive signed contracts back from grantees.

Faxed applications are not accepted.

Reimbursements will not be processed before the end of the first quarter. All invoices and requests for reimbursement must be submitted with a quarterly progress report to be processed for payment.

If a proposal is approved for WPS Grant funding, the applicant may be required to attend at least one training/orientation session.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications shall be submitted in one of the following ways:

1. Electronically – Submit an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (pdf) by email to the WPS Coordinator, Eric Olsen, at

2. U.S. Mail – Submit one original document of the WPS Grant Application signed by an authorized agent of the applicant entity. The WPS Grant applications may be mailed directly to the Utah Labor Commission, attention WPS Coordinator at the following address:
Utah Labor Commission
Workplace Safety Grants
Attn: WPS Coordinator
160 East 300 South, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 146600
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-6600

3. Hand Delivery – Submit one original document of the WPS Grant Application signed by an authorized agent of the applicant.
WPS Grant applications may be hand-delivered directly to the Utah Labor Commission on the third floor of the Heber Wells Building at the following address:
Heber Wells Building
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
ATTENTION: Workplace Safety Grant Application – WPS Coordinator

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