U.S Department of Transportation: FY 2022 Pipeline Emergency Response Grant (PERG)
PERG focuses on incidents response activities related to the transportation of gas or hazardous liquids by pipeline in high consequence areas. PERG funding will be awarded to eligible states to train individuals in areas with statutory responsibility to respond to pipeline incidents. Funding under this award is critical to ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials by training emergency responders to respond to pipeline incidents.
The Department’s goal is to ensure that responders who receive training under the grant will have the ability to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment from the effects of pipeline accidents or incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials.
Applicants must include a plan for training responders in underserved communities who are affected by pipeline incidents. All training activities must have a pipeline transportation tie-in. Eligible activities include but are not limited to:
- Pipeline emergency response training;
- Pipeline Emergency Responder Initiative (PERI) development and training;
- Pipeline leak recognition training;
- Pipeline release evacuation training;
- Development and maintenance of pipeline training curriculum;
- Travel to pipeline training activities;
- Training props, equipment and supplies; and
- Pipeline training and planning exercises.
Amount: $2.5 million is available to make awards for a period of performance of 12-24 months.
Eligibility: FY 2022 PERG is only open to state agencies due to the limited availability of funds. Recipients must be able to provide training to individuals with statutory responsibility to respond to pipeline incidents in high consequence areas. DOT will issue no more than one award to a single state. Each state is strongly encouraged to coordinate and select one state agency to apply.
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