We believe funding should never stand in the way of keeping people safe. That’s why we created the MEM Safety Grant program, which provides one-to-one matching funds to selected policyholders for the purchase of equipment that improves workplace safety. The Safety Grant application is now open, and we’ve made some changes to the program that allow us to serve you even better.
Quicker turn around by awarding money every month. Grant applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and either approved or declined 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.
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. To view the amount of funding remaining at any point in the year, visit the grant website.
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 complete the required pre-application safety and risk consultation anytime by logging in to the grant website and submitting the Safety Grant Consultation Request Form. Once the consultation is complete, access will be granted to fill out the application.