Outreach, Training, Grants & Registration


PHMSA Grant Training/Online Certification

About the Grants Program

PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Grant Program is comprised of the following three emergency preparedness grants:

  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant (available to States, Territories and Tribes)
  • Supplemental Public Sector Training (SPST) grant (available to non-profit fire service organizations)
  • Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) grant (available to hazmat employee organizations)

Hazardous materials emergency preparedness grants support State, Territorial, Tribal, and local communities dealing with transportation related hazardous materials emergencies.  

Emergency preparedness grants are funded by registration fees collected from hazardous materials shippers and carriers who offer for transportation or transport certain hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce in accordance with 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G.  These fees are used to fund planning and training grants, monitoring and technical assistance, curriculum development, administrative costs, and the publication and distribution of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).

Featured Items/Latest News

PHMSA has developed an online training tool that allows grant recipients to certify that emergency response training performed under the grant is in accordance with existing regulations and standards for the competence of responders to accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials. Click here to complete your online training certification
PHMSA’s Expenditures and Activities guide helps grantees effectively administer their programs by clearly explaining the types of activities that meet the terms, conditions, and regulations of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants program. Click here to view a PDF copy of the Expenditures and Activities Guide