NIOSH and U.S. Coast Guard Seek Applications for Commercial Fishing Safety Grant — Occupational Health & Safety
NIOSH and U.S. Coast Guard Seek Applications for Commercial Fishing Safety Grant
The deadline to apply is August 29, 2023.
Professionals in the fishing and maritime industries might be able to secure additional funding, thanks to the latest from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
In a release dated August 9, NIOSH announced the availability of $6 million in extramural grant funding for commercial fishing safety research and training. The grants—which are administered by NIOSH and supported by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)—will apply to fiscal year 2024. The application process is open to all qualified individuals throughout academia, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses.
Through its Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Training Program, NIOSH aims to improve the work environments for commercial fishers. Grantee training is currently focused on training fishers in safety procedures, developing first aid and training materials, and creating better educational approaches for the safety trainers themselves.
The deadline to apply for this latest NIOSH funding is August 29, 2023. For fiscal year 2024, the final funding opportunity for research and training grant funding will be January 30, 2024. Interested parties can find more information on the NIOSH Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Training Program website.