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Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant Program

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HMEP Application Period Open (7/1/20)

The FY2021 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant application period is now open. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity section below. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT July 31, 2020. See the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help.

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About the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants are awarded to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and are used to develop, improve and implement emergency plans; train public sector hazardous materials emergency response employees to respond to accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials in transportation; determine flow patterns of hazardous materials within a state and between states and determine the need within a state for regional hazardous materials emergency response teams.

To ensure that the funds are allocated to support the most effective hazardous materials transportation emergency response training and planning programs, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety grants program team continually examines and reevaluates the grant program processes and priorities.

Additional Information

To apply for federal funding opportunities, a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, as well as a current status in the System for Award Management (SAM) is required. It may take four weeks or more after submission for the registration to become active in SAM and an additional 24 hours for grants.gov to recognize the information. This can be done online at Grants.gov.

Be aware, beginning on April 27, 2018, all entities renewing or updating their SAM registration at SAM.gov are required to submit an original signed, notarized letter confirming the authorized entity administrator associated with the DUNS number before the registration is activated.