New York State Grantmaking Activities Transition from the Grants Gateway to the Statewide Financial System (SFS)
This post is on behalf of the New York State (NYS) Grants Management team and is not specific to the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) unless otherwise noted.
The NYS Grants Management team is pleased to announce that on January 16, 2024, NYS will transition grantmaking activities from the Grants Gateway to the Statewide Financial System (SFS). Following the transition, the Grants Gateway will be retired and SFS will become the State’s new enterprise grants management system.
This transition is based on successes to date and sets the stage for expanded grant making activities. Many improvements are envisioned, including paperless registration and an enhanced prequalification interface. The Grants Management team will continue to support all aspects of State grantmaking, including:
- Ensuring a user friendly and intuitive SFS solution;
- Preparing for a seamless conversion;
- Promoting Agency and grantee business process transformation; and
- Supporting day-to-day nonprofit activities.
A webpage has been established to keep current and future grantees advised of key project information and will be updated regularly.
To support this transition, NYS is offering live virtual training opportunities for grantees and potential applicants/bidders. The sessions will be split up into four (4) different topics on dates in December.
Please see the following schedule with the session topics below:
Date & Time
|Entering & submitting prequalification applications||December 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Searching for & responding to grant opportunities (bids)||December 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Approving grant contracts & submitting progress reports||December 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|Entering & submitting grant claims||December 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
For your convenience, these sessions will be recorded and available for playback after these dates.
Additional information about these training opportunities is available on the Grants Gateway transition webinar webpage.
For questions regarding these trainings please contact: Grants Gateway Help Desk at [email protected].
Regarding NYSDOL’s 2024-2025 Occupational Safety And Health Training And Education (OSH T&E) Program Request for Proposals (RFP), applicants will continue to apply through the Grants Gateway system until further notice. For future solicitations released in 2024 and after, applicants will apply through the SFS system. Please submit any questions on NYSDOL funding opportunities to [email protected].
The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) consists of five members appointed by the Governor; one shall be recommended by the Temporary President of the Senate, one recommended by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one recommended by the State Comptroller. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and the Governor may replace any member in accordance with the provisions contained in NYS Labor Law Article §27- a (15) for the appointment of members.
The HAB may recommend safety and health standards in accordance with the State Labor Law. Primarily, the HAB awards Occupational Safety & Health Training & Education (OSH T&E) grants for programs that provide training for public and private employers, labor organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. The HAB also administers the Capital Abatement Project (CAP) grants to public employers.
The Bureau Manager for Workforce Development & Strategic Planning within the Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions (DEWS), which acts as the HAB’s administrative arm, is also the Secretary to the HAB. Program staff within DEWS interact with the HAB before, during, and after OSH T&E application review. Staff provide an initial level of review for OSH T&E applications for funding and provide the HAB with progress reports for current contractors who re-apply.
The HAB meets at least once annually to award funding for both OSH T&E and CAP either in Building 12 in Albany, or virtually at a location made public, for any member of the HAB or public who is not able to attend in-person. All Board business is conducted in public meetings and anyone may attend. The members of the board and their representatives shall serve without salary or per diem allowance but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties pursuant to this section, provided however that such members and representatives are not, at the time such expenses are incurred, public employees or public officers otherwise entitled to such reimbursement.
Authority: New York State Labor Law Article §27-a (15)
Date of Release – November 10, 2023
Proposal Due Date – December 15, 2023
The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), (collectively referred to as NYSDOL/HAB) is making approximately $5.9 million in funding available under this Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (OSH T&E) Request for Proposals (RFP). Funds awarded under this RFP may be used to support activities occurring between August 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025.
The funds will support the provision of occupational safety and health training and education programs to employees and businesses at locations throughout New York State (NYS), including toxic substance education services, training and education for employees concerning the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries, and any other services deemed effective to promote the prevention of accidents and illness.
Email – [email protected]
The members of the board and their representatives shall serve without salary or per diem allowance but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties pursuant to this section, provided however that such members and representatives are not, at the time such expenses are incurred, public employees or public officers otherwise entitled to such reimbursement.
Current Board Members
|Member Name||Member County of Residence||Qualification|
|Franklin Mirer Ph.D., CIH||Kings||Governor Appointment|
|Grace N. Sembajwe ScD, MSc, CIH||New York||Governor Appointment|
|Ms. Ann Marie Taliercio||Onondaga||
Statutory AppointmentSpeaker of the Assembly
Speaker of the Senate
Office of the State Comptroller
|Hazard Abatement Board
|Member Name||County of Residence||FY 2022-23
|Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses||Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses|
|UNITEHERE! Union Local 150, President and Representative||Ms. Ann Marie Taliercio||Onondaga||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|CUNY, School of Public Health, Professor Emeritus Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences||Franklin Mirer Ph.D., CIH||Kings||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health||Grace N. Sembajwe ScD, MSc, CIH||New York County/ Monroe IN County||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO, President||Thomas Carey||Westchester||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
The Hazard Abatement Board (HAB) met on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:00AM for the purpose of awarding its Occupational Safety and Health Training grants for the 2023-2024 program year.
Upcoming Meeting - March 20th, 2024.
Reminder: We have established a listserv electronic mailing list for anyone interested in receiving notices of Board meetings, pertinent information, and the issuance of future RFPs. To enroll on this list please click on the "Subscribe" button.
Request for Review of Capital Abatement Project Design (PDF)
Application for Capital Abatement Project Funding (PDF)