Site Safety Training Grants to Small Construction Firms

Updated: Jan 22



The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced that SBS is accepting applications from small construction firms for a one-time grant to offset the cost of Site Safety Training.

Small construction firms located in New York City with 1-15 employees, and NYC-certified M/WBE construction firms with 1-15 employees in the region, are eligible for the one-time grant designed to help businesses comply with the site safety training requirements of Local Law 196 of 2017. The August press release notes that “Up to 40,000 construction workers can benefit from Site Safety training through this program” and that “the cost of training a single worker can be as much as $1,500.”

Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, says, "These grants will allow small construction firms to provide necessary training to their workers more quickly, and help them to thrive in this key economic sector."

Here’s how it works:

Businesses choose a training provider from a DOB-approved list. Eligible firms apply for the grant online or call 311 for more information. Following the training, the businesses submit information that demonstrates eligibility and the completion of training with an authorized provider. An analyst reviews the application. SBS will provide up to 100% reimbursement within two months after the application is finalized. More information here.

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