HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT
The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program sponsored by DOT is intended to provide financial and technical assistance as well as national direction and guidance to enhance State, Territorial, Tribal, and local hazardous materials emergency planning and training.
The HMEP Grant Program distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to emergency responders for hazmat training and to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) for hazmat planning. The HMEP Grant funds transportation-related hazmat planning and training activities. Examples of funded planning include developing and updating transportation emergency plans, tabletop exercises, commodity flow studies, attending planning conferences, and full scale exercises. Examples of funded training include awareness, operation, technician and specialist courses in hazmat response, basic and advanced hazmat life support courses. This grant is awarded to our agency on an annual basis.
HMEP Expenditures Guide