FY 2016 Supplemental Public Sector Training Grant (SPST)


Under the authority of 49 U.S.C. section 5116(j)(1), PHMSA is soliciting applications on a competitive basis to receive grant funds for training instructors to train public-sector hazmat responders. Instructors trained under this program will be have the ability to offer training to a large number of hazmat responders at locations convenient to students and will use local facilities and resources. The foundation of the SPST Grants Program is a train the trainer model. The intent of the grant is to train hazmat instructors who will then train public-sector hazmat responders. Properly planned and maintained training programs are essential to ensuring that emergency responders who receive training under the grant will have the ability to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment from the effects of accidents or incidents involving the transportation of hazardous material in accordance with existing regulations or National Fire Protection standards for competence of responders to accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials. To the extent determined appropriate, SPST grant funds may also be used to train individuals with responsibility to respond to accidents and incidents involving hazardous material, as allowed for under section 5116 (j)(6).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/28/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The SPST grant program is open to national nonprofit fire service organizations that have the demonstrated capacity and ability to train instructors to conduct hazardous materials response training programs for individuals with statutory responsibility to respond to hazardous materials accidents and incidents; and to train individuals with responsibility to respond to accidents and incidents involving hazardous material, as allowed for under section 5116 (j)(6).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
No Explanation
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Grants.gov Support Center
Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00


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