PHMSA's One Call Grant Program is designed to provide funding to state agencies in promoting damage prevention, including changes with their state underground damage prevention laws, related compliance activities, training and public education. This grant program is for states that have a certification or agreement with PHMSA to do pipeline safety inspections.
State agencies that participate in the pipeline safety program are eligible to apply for one-call grant funding on an annual basis.
One Call Program grants may be used to support initiatives to further promote efforts specifically for damage prevention, including one-call legislation, related compliance activities, training and public education. These may include for example, areas such as:
- Compliance - compliance monitoring and enforcement, legal assistance with enforcement actions, development of compliance statistics, procurement of computers and other equipment to support ongoing enforcement programs.
- Performance - development of one-call center statistics, one-call membership initiatives, procurement of one-call center computers and other equipment.
- Communication and training - communication improvements, development and/or conduct of state-provided training programs, development and/or distribution of promotional items or materials, informational mailings, and advertisements, damage prevention awareness campaigns, and public service announcements.
Award Funding Information
State agencies that participate in the pipeline safety program are eligible to apply for one-call, with a maximum request amount of $60,000 per state. PHMSA, working with the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR), released a report in February 2010, "2009 One Call Report Analysis Recommendations" that concluded "an increased funding level is needed to provide the needed assistance to states".
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