General Grant Program Information
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) program provides funding to properly planned and maintained training programs for emergency responders, who will use this training to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment from the effects of accidents or incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, particularly flammable liquids moved by rail. For funding to provide this training to communities and government enforcement, please see the Community Safety Grant (CSG).
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations representing regional public-private partnerships capable of providing direct or web-based training to individuals with statutory responsibility to respond to accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials. Eligible uses are limited to training activities. Applications must include narrative descriptions of proposed program activities, curriculum, and outputs/deliverables for which PHMSA will conduct administrative, technical, and programmatic reviews.
The ALERT program had $1 million available in grants for FY 2022. Individual award amounts ranged from $100,000 to $250,000. There is no funding match requirement for the ALERT program.
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