Grant Details

Pipeline Emergency Response Grant (PERG) - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
CFDA: 20.706
Federal FON: 693JK324NF0002
Office: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 04/10/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 02/20/2024
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $3,138,993 (Estimated)
Award Range: $250,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials by training emergency responders to respond to pipeline incidents. The funding agency's goal is to ensure that responders who receive training under this program will have the ability to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment from the effects of pipeline accidents or incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials.

This program focuses on incident response activities related to the transportation of gas or hazardous liquids by pipeline in high consequence areas (HCAs), which include:

  • Commercially navigable waterways, which mean any waterways where a substantial likelihood of commercial navigation exists
  • High-population areas, which mean any urbanized areas, as defined and delineated by the Census Bureau, that contain 50,000 or more people and have a population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile
  • Other populated areas, which mean any places, as defined and delineated by the Census Bureau, that contain a concentrated population, such as incorporated or unincorporated cities, towns, villages, or other designated residential or commercial areas
  • Unusually sensitive areas (USAs), additional information on which can be found in the USA file

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Pipeline emergency response planning, training, and exercises
  • The funding agency's Pipeline Emergency Responder Initiative (PERI) program development and training
  • Pipeline leak recognition and release evacuation training
  • Development and maintenance of pipeline training curriculum
  • Training props, equipment, and supplies

Priority will be given to projects that help address transportation insecurity, which is the inability for people to get where they need to go to meet the needs of their daily life regularly, reliably, and safely due to either the high cost of transportation, lack of access, or lack of safe transportation options. When identifying projects, applicants should consider how the project will increase safety.

Last Updated: March 25, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are state, county, and local governments.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Northampton County (PA)
  • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TX)
  • Wayne County Emergency Management (OH)
  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Commission (FL)
  • Anderson Police Department (CA)

Refer to the Award file for additional information regarding previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
State Government
Application Notes:

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 5, 2024.

The due date for the application has been extended to 11:59 p.m. ET on April 10, 2024. Additional information is included in the revised NOFA file.

Applications must be submitted online at Mailed and faxed submissions will not be accepted.

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • SF 424A
  • ED 80-0013
  • Project narrative
  • Budget narrative
  • Indirect cost agreement and/or statement claiming 10 percent de minimis (if applicable)
  • Letters of support from partner organizations (if applicable)
  • Standard title VI/non-discrimination assurances - civil rights assurances
  • Additional attachments (optional)

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at

Applications will be evaluated according to the administrative, technical, and programmatic criteria detailed on pages 14-16 of the NOFA file.

Refer to the NOFA file for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $3,138,993 (Estimated)
Award Range: $250,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program.

Funding Notes:

Approximately $3,138,993 is anticipated to be available to support awards of up to $250,000 through this program.

Award recipients may request up to 50 percent of the total award amount upon execution of the award agreement. The remaining amount may be requested upon receipt and approval by the funding agency of the mid-term progress report.

Awards are expected to be issued no later than September 30, 2024.

The project period may last up to 24 months.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Personnel costs such as overtime, backfill, stipends, and fees for the state and local personnel receiving training
  • Entertainment, alcohol, or morale costs
  • Costs for general office supplies, equipment, computer software, printing, and copying
  • Any costs disallowed or stated as ineligible in 2 Code for Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200
  • Pre-award costs, unless previously approved by the funding agency
  • Lobbying or litigation

For FY 2023, a total of $5,824,848 was distributed via 20 awards ranging from $6,765 to $500,000 through this program. Refer to the Award file for details.


(See Contact Notes)

Agency Address
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

Contact Notes:

Questions should be submitted via the message center online at

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Award File: US17702_Award_FY2024.pdf (572.5 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17702_USA_FY2024.pdf (55.2 Kb)
NOFA File: US17702_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (446.6 Kb)
Application File: (310.0 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the revised solicitation for this program. The Application folder contains required forms for submission. The USA file contains information regarding unusually sensitive areas (USAs). The Award file contains information on previous award recipients.

March 25, 2024
A revised solicitation for this program has been released and attached as the NOFA file. In addition, required forms for submission have been released and attached in the Application folder.

February 27, 2024
A revised solicitation containing an updated due date for the application has been released and attached as the NOFA file. The Application section has been updated accordingly.

Project: Alabama Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative Training Program (9.2 Mb)
Applicant: Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education

The purpose of this program is to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials (haz mat) by training emergency responders to respond to pipeline incidents. Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education requested $162,336 to advance the ability of Alabama first responders to recognize, manage, and mitigate a pipeline incident through improved training and communication. The proposed training is composed of basic awareness and response training, dispatcher training, haz mat gas monitoring, and a class for haz mat units and emergency response teams.

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Grant Categories
Community Development
Disaster Preparedness
Training & Vocational Services
Hazardous Waste/Remediation/Brownfields