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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is awarding more than $97 million in grants via its pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs – funds distributed to states, local communities, tribal entities, universities, and non-profit organizations to support state pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs.

[Above photo by Pixbay.]

PHMSA said in a statement that grant money will support projects such as training first responders, educating the public on local safety initiatives, and encouraging the development of new pipeline technologies.

That funding includes $61 million in Pipeline State Base Formula Grants to 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support their participation in the federal-state pipeline safety program, as well as $20 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness or HMEP grants to all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and three federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.

Other grant awards include:

  • $5.4 million in Underground Natural Gas Storage grants.
  • $2 million in Competitive Academic Agreement Program awards.
  • $1.25 million in State Damage Prevention Program grants.
  • $1.2 million in Technical Assistance grants.
  • $1.05 million in One Call grants.
  • $3.4 million in Hazardous Materials Instructor Training grants.
  • $941,000 in Supplemental Public Sector Training grants.
  • $750,000 in Community Safety grants.
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