City Offering Grants to Small Construction Firms for Safety Training

Posted on August, 22 2019

With the new safety training requirement deadline approaching, we wanted let our friends know that the city is offering grants to small firms to help costs that can be as high as $1,500 per worker according to The Department of Small Business Services.

The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is offering reimbursement of 65% – 100% of the new safety training requirement.  The grants are available to construction companies with less than 15 employees, and city-certified MBE/MWBE firms of the same size who operate in the region.
News of the grant program was just released days ago so we wanted to be sure you know since the first deadline looming to complete a portion of the new training.
In 2017, the City Council approved Local Law 196 (formerly known as Intro 1447), mandating a combination of training courses administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – known as OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 – or a 100-hour program approved by the city’s Department of Buildings. City officials have now extended the first deadline to complete at least 30 hours of safety training, to December 1, 2019. The deadline to meet the full 40-hour requirement is still Sept. 1, 2020.
To learn more and apply for the grants, please click here.