Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness Grant (HMEP)

What is HMEP?

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), requests applications from States and Territories to provide assistance to public sector employees for training and planning for emergency response in transportation. The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations.

Current HMEP Local Jurisdiction Information

  • Eligibility Details
  • NM DHSEM is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then distributed to tribal, county, and city agencies across the state through a pass-through application process.

The application package must contain the required forms, budget justification, project narrative and 424-A. The applicant must submit the information outlined in the Application Guide, See FY19 HMEP STATE NOFO for addition information.

  • HMEP Timeline
  • Definitions
    • Recipient: A non-Federal entity that receives a Federal award3directly from a Federal awarding agency to carry out an activity under a Federal
    • Applicant: A non-Federal entity submitting an application to the Recipient for assistance under the Recipient’s Federal
    • Pass-through entity: A non-Federal entity that provides a sub-award to an Applicant to carry out part of a Federal
    • Sub-recipient: An Applicant that receives a sub-award from a pass-through entity to carry out part of a Federal