State grants are down, but not out

| Published on August 22, 2014

MSHA LogoDespite discussions about ending the state grants program, MSHA announced that it has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo nation in fiscal year 2014.

The funds  will be used to provide federally mandated training to miners. The state grants program was authorized by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. States first received funding to provide health and safety training to miners in 1971.

During recent years, aggregate producers have expressed concerns about whether the agency would continue to fund the program, as more focus has been placed on enforcement and less on training. The funds allocated in fiscal year 2014 are slightly less than the $8,441,000 allocated in 2011. When adjusted for inflation, however, the funding decrease is 6.6 percent.

 Here are the recipients of the 2014 state grant awards. 

STATE
Grantee
City
Amount
Ala.
Sumiton
$199,499
Alaska
Fairbanks
$51,092
Ariz.
Phoenix
$287,287
Ark.
Little Rock
$99,335
Calif.
Chico
$338,619
Colo.
Denver
$210,406
Conn.
New Britain
$54,094
Fla.
Tallahassee
$171,509
Ga.
Atlanta
$192,841
Ill.
Springfield
$219,948
Ind.
Vincennes
$191,632
Iowa
Davenport
$115,553
Kan.
Hutchinson
$83,067
Ky.
Frankfort
$627,659
La.
Greensburg
$81,643
Maine
Augusta
$55,719
Md.
La Plata
$57,843
Mass.
Boston
$65,651
Mich.
Houghton
$215,470
Minn.
St. Paul
$273,858
Miss.
Jackson
$60,910
Mo.
Jefferson City
$206,947
Mont.
Helena
$137,460
Navajo Nation
Window Rock
$26,839
Neb.
Kearney
$66,623
Nev.
Carson City
$235,157
N.H.
Concord
$40,683
N.J.
Trenton
$49,957
N.M.
Socorro
$147,305
N.Y.
Albany
$258,884
N.C.
Raleigh
$153,133
N.D.
Bismarck
$58,544
Ohio
Columbus
$262,862
Okla.
Oklahoma City
$107,800
Ore.
La Grande
$105,729
Pa.
Uniontown
$533,392
S.C.
Columbia
$65,831
S.D.
Rapid City
$59,313
Tenn.
Nashville
$139,864
Texas
Austin
$429,723
Utah
Price
$172,025
Vt.
Montpelier
$70,482
Va.
Big Stone Gap
$268,849
Wash.
Cheney
$148,423
W.Va.
Charleston
$563,256
Wis.
Madison
$192,249
Wyo.
Gillette
$193,457
TOTAL
$8,348,423
 
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