Hazardous Materials State Inspection (HMSI) Grant


The HM State Inspection Grant provides training and financial support for State entities to perform hazardous material shipper inspections. The goal of this program is to expand PHMSA and the States ability to ensure industry compliance therefore, reducing the risk of a hazardous materials incidents.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State enforcement entities charged with inspecting hazardous materials shipments/cargo.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Appropriate legal official must approve legality of agency/organization application and agreement. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
PHMSA will review applications based upon merit, including the clarity of the project narrative and reasonableness of cost as described in the budget narrative. PHMSA reserves the right to make adjustments that are beneficial to the goals of the HMSI program. A review panel of Federal agency representatives will evaluate the grant applications. Each grant application will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria listed in the NOFO. Special emphasis will be placed on reviewing whether or not the application has a coherent project narrative that follows the outline of this funding announcement, and whether or not the costs described in the budget narrative appear to be necessary, reasonable, allowable and allocable.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
60 to 180 days
Not applicable.
Extensions are granted on a case by case basis
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Training or conducting hazmat shipper and packaging inspections.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
No additional requirements
Three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The length of project periods may extend from the time of initial award for 12 months, through the end of the following fiscal year; however phased accomplishments or budget periods will limit the time frame for the funds awarded. Payments will generally be reimbursable, paid based on submission of a Request for Advance or Reimbursement Form 270. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Reimbursed periodically after submission of incurred costs by grantee. Reimbursement requests
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Aaron Mitchell
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E
East Bldg. 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20590 US
Phone: 202-366-0579
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$414,031.00; FY 23 est $4,000,000.00; FY 24 est $2,500,000.00; FY 21$2,500,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$2,000,000 - $2,500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2020 Not Applicable
Fiscal Year 2021 Train state inspectors to perform hazmat shipper and packaging inspections. Shipper inspection expenses to include personnel, travel, and inspection supplies/equipment expenses.
Fiscal Year 2022 Train state inspectors to perform hazmat shipper and packaging inspections. Shipper inspection expenses to include personnel, travel, and inspection supplies/equipment expenses.


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