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Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT)

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)

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
Job Training Applicants; Non-profit
Eligible Activities:
Technical Assistance, Workforce Development, and Training/Education
Transportation Type:
Pipeline Railway
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
$1 Million
Annual Award Amount:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Match Waiver:
Grant Opportunity ID:
Grant Opportunity Link:
USDOT / Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Eligibility Information

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. 

Funding Information

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. 

Contact for more information.

Contact Information

Carla Sheppard

Dwayne Cross

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