The Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund is a program that can help businesses implement health and safety training programs, or assist with the purchase of health and safety equipment. Equipment must be an upgrade or beyond regulatory requirements for the industry or occupation.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund is open to Wyoming businesses that are registered and in good standing with Wyoming Workers’ Compensation; registered and in good standing with Unemployment Insurance, if required; and registered and in good standing with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, if required.
How much funding is available?
Businesses may apply for up to $10,000 from July 1 to June 30 of each year. A 10 percent monetary match is required of the business.
What expenses are allowed and not allowed?
The rules identify allowable and non-allowable expenses. Allowable expenses include: Purchase of equipment and/or training to improve health and safety conditions at a worksite. Non-allowable expenses include: Capital construction; trainees wages and fringe benefits; applicant’s administrative expenses; instructor’s fees and travel expenses when the instructor is an employee of the business.
Applying is easy
Just fill out the Application and submit it via regular mail or hand-delivered to the address on the application. Applications are evaluated on the business’s health and safety needs on a first come, first served basis.
How does it work?
After an application is approved, the Department of Workforce Services will write a contract and provide payment in two installments. Seventy-five percent of the award will be paid once a contract is complete. The remaining 25 percent will be paid when the final report is submitted to the Department.
What about reporting?
Businesses that participate in the Wyoming Safety Improvement Fund will be required to submit reports at 180 days and 365 days after the contract becomes effective and must include: a narrative describing the effectiveness of the funding on health and safety within the business; employment data; injury/fatality data; and receipts for allowed expenses.