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Workforce Safety Innovation Center grant application

The BWC Workforce Safety Innovation Center (WSIC) announces the availability of grant funds. 

To be eligible, applicants must be from an Ohio non-profit higher education institution or research organization. Once an agency determines that it can comply with the requirements of the Workforce Safety Innovation Grant Application, the agency must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply for Funding (WSIC-1) by 5 p.m. ET, April 14, 2022, along with all supplemental documentation to BWCWSIC@bwc.state.oh.us. Agencies will receive their initial authorization for Internet submission after we process their WSIC-1.

Timeframes for application process

Task Date
Application posted March 14, 2022
Notice of Intent to Apply for Funding (WSIC-1) due April 14, 2022
Applications due May 13, 2022
Notice of award/WSIC grant agreement July 1, 2022

Applicants must complete and submit the application with all required supplemental documentation in the BWC Grant Management Portal’s Oracle Intelligent Advisor (OIA) system by 5 p.m. ET, May 13, 2022. We will send the applicant a confirmation email.

To create an OIA account, click here.        

You will need to upload the following completed documents as part of the application in OIA.

  • Project Proposal (See application requirements.) 
  • Project Budget (See template below.)
  • Project Budget Justification (See template below.)
  • Industry Partner Letter (See application requirements.)


Please contact WSIC Chief Sandi Golden-Vest at BWCWSIC@bwc.state.oh.us with any questions about the grant application.