2022 Safety Grant Program Changes

February 8, 2022 • Missouri Employers Mutual

We believe funding should never stand in the way of keeping people safe. That’s why we created the MEM Safety Grant program. After five years of the MEM Safety Grant program, exciting changes are coming in 2022.

Quicker turn around by awarding money every month

Beginning June 1, we will accept grant applications on an ongoing basis and either approve or decline requests the following month.

Ex. Applications received June 1 – June 30 will be notified of a decision by July 31*.

A one-to-one match up to a total of $10,000 per calendar year

Policyholders can apply multiple times throughout the year for different safety interventions, up to a total of $10,000 per calendar year. A decision must be made on any previous requests before beginning a subsequent application.

Ex. If a policyholder is awarded $3,000 in July, the policyholder could apply in August for up to $7,000.

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First-come, first-served basis

Once the safety grant budget has been depleted for the year, we will stop accepting applications until the following January. In January, we will reconvene the application process and reset available safety grant funds.

60-day reimbursement timeline

Once notified of an award, policyholders have 60 days to submit for reimbursement or the money will be forfeited and returned to the grant fund for reallocation. Before applying for a safety grant, applicants should verify their ability to acquire the requested items within this timeframe.

Request a safety and risk consultation

Policyholders can get a jump-start on the pre-application safety and risk consultation for the July awards by logging in to the grant website any time after March 2 and submitting the Safety Grant Consultation Request Form. Once the consultation is complete and the application process opens on June 1, policyholders will be notified when they’ve been granted access to complete the application.

March 1 Application deadline for May awards
March 2 – May 31 Policyholders can visit the grant website to request a pre-application safety and risk consultation
By May 15 Applications received by March 1 reviewed, and winners announced
June 1 New application process opens
June 30 First month of new application process closes
July 1 – July 31* Applications received June 1 – June 30 reviewed
By July 31* Applications received June 1 – June 30 notified of decision
*The application decision date may be extended due to high application volume.

Interested in the Safety Grant program? Visit our Safety Grants page to learn more about the program and the application process. Or read about safety grant success stories on our blog.

February 8, 2022
Missouri Employers Mutual
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