SHIP is a grant program under the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) within the Department of Labor & Industries. SHIP funds Safety & Health (S&H) ideas that prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and projects for developing and implementing an effective and innovative Return-to-Work (RTW) program for injured workers.

Safety Grants Return to Work Grants SHIP Grant Funding Process

Applications received by cycle deadline date are placed through the grant funding process (outlined below):

SHIP review staff consists of 3 grant managers and a program manager. The GRC is actually two separate committees - one specializing in safety and health and the other in return-to-work. Each group consists of 7-8 members and is made up of individuals who hold experience/expertise in the topic area being reviewed: Occupational safety and health or Return to work/Industrial Insurance.

Evaluation form templates are available upon request. This entire process could take 3-6 months to complete.

  1. The SHIP Program review staff will do a thorough review of applications and evaluate each.
  2. The Grant Review Committee (GRC) are emailed a copy of each application received. They are given an average of 2-4 weeks to review and evaluation each cycle.
  3. The Grant Review Committee (GRC) meets to review each app and come to a consensus on funding.
  4. The SHIP Program Manager meets with the DOSH Assistant Director (AD) to present the committee recommendations of each individual grant.
  5. The AD makes the final decision:
    • Fund
    • Not fund
    • Fund with contingencies
    • Recommend resubmittal
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