NORTH CAROLINA (WBTV) - The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that they awarded over $10 million in grant funding to 47 states to "reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health courses, and other programs."
North Carolina was awarded $177,500 out of $10.5 million in safety grant funding that was given out. A spokesperson with the department said the funds will provide miners with federally mandated training.
The department released this statement Monday:
The states were awarded the grants based on applications, according to a spokesperson from the department.