Presentation on theme: "Neverley Shoemake April 16, 2014. HMEP Grant Purpose: Increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials transportation incidents."— Presentation transcript:
HMEP Grant Purpose: Increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials transportation incidents. Eligibility: The State of California’s political subdivisions and federally-recognized Tribal Governments within California that have not applied directly to US DOT/PHMSA for funding under this grant program are eligible to apply. PHMSA Top Priority: Reduce risks associated with the bulk transport of crude oil by rail.
Planning Grant Overview Is the project allowable? How do I develop the proposal? What forms are required? Filing the application What happens next? Questions???
Supported Planning Activities : Develop, improve, implement emergency plans/procedures Emergency response drills and exercises Determine hazardous materials flow patterns Assess the need for regional HazMat response teams Funding expected to be available:$ 515,020 To be distributed to agencies within all six LEPCs State-level initiatives will be occurring as well
Focus is Hazardous Materials in transportation for commerce? Beneficiaries are public agency HazMat responders? If either is NO, the project is not allowable The intended outcome(s) directly supports State objectives? If NO, the project may not be funded Resources:Cal OES HMEP Web page Sub-grant AnnouncementCal OES Sub-grant Guidance PHMSA Activities & Expenditures Guide Regulations (49 CFR 110, 49 CFR 18, 2 CFR 225)
Project Narrative Narrative is the road map Align with the intent of the grant and Cal OES Objectives Work Schedule and Deliverables Form Work Schedule is the timeline Consider internal processes Budget Sheet Budget is an estimate Costs must be allowable Budget Narrative How did you come up with those numbers?
Designation Statement Project Manager Financial Officer Authorized Agent Application Form Carry Budget figures and Project Manager info forward Assurances Those on Designation Statement need to be familiar with provisions Signature assures compliance
Filing deadline – June 2, 2014 Signed by the Authorized Agent by this date Submit electronically to HMEP Grant Administrator by the deadline Send hard copy to HMEP Grant Administrator postmarked by the deadline What happens next? LEPC approval and prioritization Offer of funding by Cal OES Applicant signs and returns acceptance documents Performance period begins Sub-grantee Webinar
Neverley Shoemake HMEP Grant Administrator Hazardous Materials Section California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) 3650 Schriever Ave Mather, CA 95655 Office: (916) 845-8765 Fax: (916) 845-8734 http://www.caloes.ca.gov/HazardousMaterials/