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Community Safety (CS) Grant

Overview

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (P.L. 114-94 - December 4, 2015), authorizes and provides funding for PHMSA's Community Safety Grant Program. This competitive grant opportunity accepts applications from nonprofit organizations for (1) conducting national outreach and training programs to assist communities in preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids by rail; and (2) training state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. One million dollars per year is available for the CS program.

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In FY16, PHMSA made awards to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in the amount of $563,125 and to the Sustainable Workplace Alliance in the amount of $436,875.

In FY17, PHMSA made one award to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in the amount of $1,000,000.

Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018