About Hazardous Materials Grants Program
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA), Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Grants Program is comprised of four grants:
- Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP);
- Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT);
- Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT); and
- Supplemental Public Sector Training (SPST)
The Hazmat Grants Program is funded by registration fees collected from hazardous materials (hazmat) shippers and carriers who offer for transportation or transport certain hazmat in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce in accordance with 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G. These fees fund the three hazmat grants, monitoring and technical assistance, curriculum development, and the development of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG). The total appropriations authorization for the Hazmat Grants Program is $28.3M.