HazMat Emergency Preparedness Grant

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Federal Hazardous Material Law authorizes the United States Department of Transportation / Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (US DOT/PHMSA) to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants.  The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is to increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and 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.  This is a performance-based grant that builds on and supports accomplishments of long-term goals and objectives. On behalf of California, the Cal OES HazMat Section administers the grant while the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) review and prioritize the applicants.

Because each region in California has unique risks associated with them, Cal OES directs local agencies to submit applications to the LEPCs for review and prioritizing, taking into consideration that larger sums may be necessary in specific areas with the greatest need.  There are certain geographical areas that are of particular concern, especially considering transportation-related risks.


HMEP Contact

For more information regarding the HMEP Grant, contact:

Erika Olsen, HMEP Grant Administrator
Hazardous Materials Section
Phone: (916) 845-8765 / FAX: (916) 845-8734

LEPC Chair and Cal OES Liaison Contacts

​Upcoming HMEP Grant Events



​HMEP Grant Documents

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Cal OES 2017-18 Planning Grant Guidehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Cal OES 2017-18 Planning Grant Guide - April 2017.pdfCal OES 2017-18 Planning Grant GuideHMEP Planning Grant Guidance for Subrecepients for the 2017-18 grant cycle - April 2017HMEP - Guidance4/7/2017 5:59:30 PM
U.S. DOT / PHMSA HMCRP Reporthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/hmcrp_rpt_003.pdfU.S. DOT / PHMSA HMCRP ReportU.S. DOT / PHMSA HMCRP Report - Guidebook for Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Flow Studies - 2011HMEP - Guidance5/29/2015 9:36:12 PM
U.S. DOT / PHMSA HMEP Grant Best Practices Guide - UPDATED September 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Best Practices Guide.pdfU.S. DOT / PHMSA HMEP Grant Best Practices Guide - UPDATED September 2015Created by U.S. DOT / PHMSA, this infomation was compiled, in part, by users of HMEP grants at the state and local levels, and lists examples of best practice projects from several grant recipient states - September 2015HMEP - Guidance10/1/2015 3:21:34 PM
U.S. DOT / PHMSA HMEP Grant Expenditures Guide - UPDATED July 2016https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Expenditures Guide.pdfU.S. DOT / PHMSA HMEP Grant Expenditures Guide - UPDATED July 2016Created by U.S. DOT / PHMSA, this guide provides guidance to allow grantees to effectively administer their programs - July 2016HMEP - Guidance4/7/2017 6:11:05 PM
US DOT Title VI Assurance Statementhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Title VI Assurance Statement_Subgrant Application.pdfUS DOT Title VI Assurance StatementHMEP - Guidance5/29/2015 9:36:51 PM
Cal OES 2011-12 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2011-12 HMEP Planning Projects.pdfCal OES 2011-12 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant ProjectsCal OES 2011-12 HMEP Grant Approved Planning Projects - March 2012HMEP - Planning Activities4/7/2017 6:25:55 PM
Cal OES 2012-13 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2012-13 HMEP Planning Projects.pdfCal OES 2012-13 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant ProjectsCal OES 2012-13 HMEP Grant Approved Planning Projects - January 2013HMEP - Planning Activities4/7/2017 9:18:43 PM
Cal OES 2013-14 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2013-14 HMEP Planning Projects.pdfCal OES 2013-14 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant ProjectsCal OES 2013-14 HMEP Grant Approved Planning Projects - March 2014HMEP - Planning Activities4/7/2017 6:23:30 PM
Cal OES 2014-15 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014-15 HMEP Planning Projects.pdfCal OES 2014-15 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant ProjectsCal OES 2014-15 HMEP Grant Approved Planning Projects - March 2015HMEP - Planning Activities4/7/2017 6:23:20 PM
Cal OES 2015-16 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2015-16 HMEP Planning Projects.pdfCal OES 2015-16 HMEP Grant Approved Sub-Grant ProjectsCal OES 2015-16 HMEP Grant Approved Projects - November 2016HMEP - Planning Activities4/7/2017 6:24:04 PM
Cal OES 2017-18 HMEP Terms and Conditionshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2017-18 HMEP Terms and Conditions - April 2017.pdfCal OES 2017-18 HMEP Terms and ConditionsHMEP Planning Sub-Grant Program General Terms and Conditions for the 2017-18 HMEP Grant Cycle - April 2017HMEP - Subaward Forms4/7/2017 8:58:14 PM
Cal OES 2017-18 Planning Sub-Grant Announcementhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Cal OES 2017-18 Planning Sub-Grant Announcement.pdfCal OES 2017-18 Planning Sub-Grant AnnouncementHMEP - Subaward Forms4/7/2017 8:44:49 PM
HMEP Application Form - May 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Application Form - May 2015x.pdfHMEP Application Form - May 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms1/15/2016 1:44:41 AM
HMEP Budget Sheet - May 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Budget Sheet - May 2015x.pdfHMEP Budget Sheet - May 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms1/15/2016 1:44:56 AM
HMEP Designation Statement - April 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Designation Statement - Apr 2015x.pdfHMEP Designation Statement - April 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms4/7/2017 9:11:24 PM
HMEP Grant Assurances - April 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Grant Assurances - April 2015x.pdfHMEP Grant Assurances - April 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms1/15/2016 1:45:22 AM
HMEP Project Narrative - April 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Project Narrative - Apr2015x.pdfHMEP Project Narrative - April 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms1/20/2016 4:12:08 PM
HMEP Work Schedule Deliverables - April 2015https://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/HMEP Work Schedule Deliverables - Apr2015x.pdfHMEP Work Schedule Deliverables - April 2015HMEP - Subaward Forms1/15/2016 1:45:44 AM
CSTI 2016-17 HMEP Course Listhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CSTI HMEP Course List FY 16-17.pdfCSTI 2016-17 HMEP Course ListHMEP - Training11/30/2016 9:43:52 PM
CSTI 2016-17 HMEP Course Request Formhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CSTI HMEP-funded HazMat Course Request Form.pdfCSTI 2016-17 HMEP Course Request FormFor questions, please contact Jacob Volkov, CSTI Training Support and Compliance, at jacob.volkov@caloes.ca.gov or (805) 549-3203 HMEP - Training1/20/2016 3:58:33 PM


Listed below are useful links related to the HMEP Grant. Some of these links may point to an external website. Cal OES is not responsible for content found on these site.

Cal OES Administered Grants

FEMA Fire Grants

National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO)

U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Commodity Flow Study Brief Summaries within California (Map)



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