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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -138435-HMEP Planning FFY2017
  Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness - Planning (HMEP-PL)
  Application Deadline:
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 09/30/2015
Project End Date: 09/30/2017
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: Local Emergency Planning committees (LEPC)
Program Officer: Lisa Sexton
Phone: 515-725-3213 x
Categorical Area: Hazardous Materials

Grant Overview

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants to States, Terrorities and Native American tribes for emergency responses.  The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Terroritial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourages a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations.


As of December 1, 2015 the federal appropriations for FFY 2017 HMEP has not been made nor has a Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement been issued.  HSEMD is moving forward with the application phase in order to meet U.S. DOT - PHMSA's requirement to submit specific project work plans in the federal application even though allocation and guidance are not released.

How to Apply

Interested applicants will need to apply through Iowa HSEMD's grant website  The Notice of Interest (NOI) is due by October 30, 2015.  The complete Application is due by Friday, December 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.


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Description File Name File Size
Designation of Authorized Representative (required document) 2016DesignationofAuthorizedRep(1).xlsx 14 KB
49 CFR 110 - HMEP Grant 49CFR.pdf 232 KB
Commodity Flow Study Guide 1 CommodityFlowStudyExample[1].pdf 1.9 MB
Commodity Flow Study Guide 2 CommodityFlowStudy_2[1].pdf 292 KB
Hazard Analysis Guide HazardAnalysisandThreatAssessmentExample[1].pdf 323 KB
HMEP Activities Guide HMEP_Activities_Guide_May_2014.pdf$v.pdf 324 KB
LEPC Handbook LEPC HANDBOOK 131106.pdf 597 KB
LEPC Assurances (required document) LEPCASSURANCES[1].docx 15 KB
 Website Links
 Click on the URL to go to website
URL Description Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management PHMSA - State Programs & Grants U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.