Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants: States & Territories (20.703)
Governors in each State, or their counterparts within Territories or Tribes, designate an agency to receive the HMEP grant funds. Agencies submit grant applications to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) annually requesting funds for proposed activities. PHMSA reviews and evaluates applications to make certain the proposed activities support the program mission to ensure the safe transportation of hazmat. If approved, PHMSA offers the agency a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) for acceptance and signature. Once executed, the agency may distribute grant funds in accordance with the planned activities identified in the grant application within the State, Territory, or Tribe to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and first responder organizations.
The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents.
|Provider:||Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration|
|Eligibility:||State, Local, Tribal, or Territorial Government|
|Financial Resource Type:||Grant|
Please directly consult the provider of a potential resource for current program information and to verify the applicability and requirements of a particular program.