FY 2017 ALERT Funding Opportunity

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293475
Opportunity Number: HM-ALT-17-001
Opportunity Title: FY 2017 ALERT Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.703
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The FY 2017 ALERT Grant is open to nonprofit organizations representing regional public-private partnerships that can provide hazardous materials direct or web-based training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. Funds granted under this subsection must only be used to conduct training to volunteer or remote emergency responders for response activities to the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail. The training should be conducted as either: (1) web-based hazardous materials training; or (2) direct hazardous materials training that can be made available in an electronic format.
Agency Code: DOT-PHMSA-DOTPHH
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
PHMSA Hazmat Grants
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2017
Close Date: May 29, 2017 No Explanation
Last Updated Date: Apr 26, 2017
Award Ceiling: $2,100,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) Grant focuses on response activities for the transportation of crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids by rail. The authority for the ALERT Grant Program derives from appropriations acts, the most recent being the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, P.L.114-113(the Act). Under the Act, PHMSA is authorized to use prior year recoveries from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant awards to provide funding for the ALERT Grant. This grant will provide local emergency responders with additional training on hazardous materials transportation incidents. Grant funding will be sourced from HMEP prior year recoveries. As a result, PHMSA will apply existing resources toward its mission of protecting people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. Hazardous material training for volunteer or remote emergency responders has been identified as a top priority by PHMSA in FY 2017.This competitive grant opportunity requests applications from nonprofit organizations representing regional public-private partnerships. The nonprofit organizations must be able to provide hazardous materials direct or web-based training for volunteer or remote emergency responders, with a focus on response activities for the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail.
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