DOT PHMSA 2016 One Call Grant

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Funding Opportunity Number: DOT-PH-PHP-16-OC
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
CFDA Number: 20.721
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOT-PHMSA
Closing Date: Oct 07, 2015
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Creation Date: Aug 17, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: The actual program amount is subject to the availability of funding. This optional grant is only open for states that have a 60105 Certification and/or 60106 Agreement with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to do pipeline safety inspections. State agencies who participate in the pipeline safety program are eligible to apply for One Call grant funding on an annual basis. This optional grant program has a maximum amount request of $45,000 per state and supports initiatives to further promote efforts specifically for damage prevention, including one-call legislation, related compliance activities, training and public education. Eligible programs will cover such areas as compliance enforcement, legal assistance with enforcement actions, new equipment to support on-going enforcement programs, compliance monitoring, one call center statistics, compliance/noncompliance statistics, One-call membership initiatives, computer equipment, communication improvements, development and/or conduct of state-provided training programs for locators, development and/or distribution of educational items or materials, damage prevention awareness campaigns, public service announcements, informational mailings, advertisements and One Call center educational items.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278496

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