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The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is made available to the Ohio State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) via the U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This is handled on behalf of the SERC by Ohio EMA. The HMEP grant program is intended to provide financial and technical assistance, as well as national direction to enhance state and local hazardous materials emergency planning and training. The HMEP grant program distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) for local hazmat training and planning.
Ohio EMA is now offering the next round of project funding for the HMEP grant through PHMSA. As in previous years, all projects require a 20% local match with an 80% federal match that will be reimbursed after completion of the project. Performance period of this cycle of funding is September 30, 2020 - September 29, 2021. All proposed projects must start and be completed within this time period.
Ohio EMA must receive all application materials by 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. Please scan and convert all application documents to PDF format and submit to your assigned Ohio Grants Management Specialist via email. The Ohio EMA will notify you by April 1, 2020 if your project has been approved.