The HMEP Grant is awarded to our agency annually in October. Certain activities are written in the grant automatically, such as awareness, operations, and technicians hazmat training for first responders. Entities can apply for such activities at any time of the year. Exercises and more expensive activities need to be written in the grant in advance in order to be funded. For such activities, requests must be submitted by April 15 of each year in order for the activity to be funded the next year.
Commonly Approved Activities: LEPC emergency response plans; attending planning conferences (HOTZONE, HAZMAT Challenge, NASTPPO, FDIC, HAZMAT EXPO); renting space for planning activities; implementing tabletop exercises; emergency response drills and full scale exercises; commodity flow studies/surveys; hazard assessments and gap analysis; assessment of local response capabilities; enhance emergency plans to include hazard risk analysis; assessment the need to regional hazmat response teams; and others. FULL LIST
of Approved Planning Activities. UNALLOWABLE
Commonly Approved Activities: all hazmat training levels: awareness, operations, technicians, specialists, refreshers; basic and advanced hazmat life support courses; IAFC hazmat conference; responding to hazmat incidents and decontamination training; and others. FULL LIST
of Approved Training Activities. UNALLOWABLE