Grants and Scholarships offered by Risk Management Services

The Ed MacDonald Safety Enhancement Grant

The Ed MacDonald Safety Enhancement Grant Program provides financial incentives to members of the MMA Workers Compensation Fund to purchase safety equipment that assists in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries. Members are eligible for awards in amounts up to $2,000 per project and the grant program will match your investment on a 2:1 ratio basis. All that is required is a simple one page application that provides a description of the proposed safety equipment that you wish to purchase and the intended purpose.   **IMPORTANT  Please note that application deadlines have changed**. The deadlines for the Safety Enhancement Grants are now April 15 and September 15 of each year.  Below are samples of approved equipment:

  • Emergency Eye Wash Stations
  • Ergonomic Equipment
  • Lockout / Tag-out Equipment
  • Confined Space Safety Equipment
  • Trench Protective Systems
  • Flammable Liquid Safety Cabinets
  • Dump Loks
  • Turnout Gear
  • Gas Detectors
  • SCBA Equipment
  • Chainsaw Safety Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hydraulic Tailgate Lifts or Other Lifting Devices
  • Road Hazard Cones & Safety Vests

Safety Enhancement Grant Application (pdf)



The Ed MacDonald Scholarship Grant

The Ed MacDonald Scholarship Program provides assistance to members of the Workers Compensation Fund to enhance their safety and risk management skills. Scholarships will be awarded for participation in safety workshops, risk management seminars or other related safety training programs. The application process consists of a simple one page application that is requested 25 days prior to the event. Below are some samples of approved trainings:

  • Confined Space Rescue Training
  • Safety & Health Conference
  • EVOC Training for Fire & Ambulance
  • Violence in the Workplace Seminar
  • OSHA Building Certification
  • Harbor Masters Training

Scholarship Grant Application (pdf)




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