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U.S. Department of Transportation: Pipeline Safety Information Grants to Communities – Technical Assistance Grants

Deadline: June 22, 2018

The Pipeline Safety Information Grants to Communities: Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) provides funding to local communities and groups of individuals for technical assistance related to pipeline safety. The program also provides opportunities that strengthen the depth and quality of public participation in the safe development and operation of pipelines in and around communities. Technical assistance is defined as engineering or other scientific analysis of pipeline safety issues.

TAG awards have funded a broad range of activities, including: improvement of local pipeline emergency response capabilities; improvement of safe digging or damage prevention programs; development of pipeline safety information resources; implementation of local land use practices that enhance pipeline safety; community and pipeline awareness campaigns; and, public participation in official proceedings pertaining to pipeline safety.

Amount: A total of $1,500,000 is available to make awards that range up to $100,000. The period of performance is one year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be local communities or groups of individuals relating to the safety of pipeline facilities in local communities. Eligible applicants include cities, towns, villages, counties, parishes, townships, and similar governmental subdivisions, or consortia of such subdivisions, and groups of individuals. States, universities, and for-profit entities are not eligible.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305499

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