Pipeline Emergency Response Grant (PERG)


Advance the abilities of emergency responders to manage pipeline emergencies through improved training, cooperation, and communication.

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
M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2022 FY22 is the first performance year for this grant, accomplishments will be available in the next update.
Public Law 116-260, 49 U.S.C. 60125(b)
1)In general.—The Secretary may establish a program for making grants to State, county, and local governments in high consequence areas, as defined by the Secretary, for emergency response management, training, and technical assistance. To the extent that such grants are used to train emergency responders, such training shall ensure that emergency responders have the ability to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment from the effects of accidents or incidents involving gas or hazardous liquid pipelines, in accordance with existing regulations.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State, county, and local governments in high consequence areas.
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 PERG 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
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Extensions are granted on a case by case basis
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Advance the abilities of emergency responders to manage pipeline emergencies through improved training, cooperation, and communication.
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. Electronic Funds Transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Zach Barrett
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590 US
Phone: 4058348344
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 22$1,036,159.00; FY 23 est $5,824,848.00; FY 24 est $2,500,000.00; FY 21 FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY22 Awards range from $81,288 to $250,177.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2022 FY 22: Projection Technical Assistance Emergency Response Management Incident Command Systems Pipeline Emergency Response Training Liquefied Natural Gas Emergencies 101 Pipeline Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises Hazmat Awareness/Technician/Specialist/Operations Training Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Training Pipeline Emergencies: Command Officer Strategies (PECOS) Pipeline Emergencies: Company Officer Tactics (PECOT) Pipeline Emergencies: Dispatcher Awareness Training (PEDAT)


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