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Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant

Grants to Nevada LEPCs and State Agencies to
Prepare and Plan for Emergency Situations

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State of Nevada State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Deadline Date:

09/18/20 Delivered or Postmarked by date


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Grants to Nevada local emergency planning committees and state agencies to prepare and plan for emergency situations. Funding is intended for activities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to incidents involving the transportation of dangerous materials. Funding may be utilized for equipment, training, and to improve local planning for such contingencies.

Grant requests must support state or local hazardous materials emergency response plans and must relate to the risk analysis contained in the plans. Each grant request amount is limited as indicated in the application. Grants are made to any eligible LEPC or state agency to further response capabilities of first responders to hazardous materials incidents. 

LEPCs are required to submit a hazardous materials emergency response plan for approval by the SERC.  Failure to have an approved plan will result in the LEPC being ineligible for funding from the SERC until the next plan review cycle.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182524

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) will receive an automatic $4,000 in the Operation category of the SERC grant.

Term of Contract:

Funds may only be used for expenditures incurred during the grant period specified on the sub-grant award. The federal grant expires September 30 each year through 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to any eligible LEPC or state agency

LEPCs and other grantees must comply with administrative requirements set forth in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) and SERC policies. Failure to comply with administrative requirements will result int he LEPC or other grantees being ineligible for funding from the SERC until the next grant cycle.

LEPCs are eligible for funding through this grant if they are in compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), and SERC policies.

State Agencies are eligible for funding if they are in compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), and SERC policies.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications for the FY21 HMEP will be accepted August 12, 2020 through September 18, 2020.

Awards for grants will be provided on a reimbursement basis with the ability to request an advance for expenses over $2,000.

Grant applications may need to be approved by the USDOT prior to preparation of a grant award. This process may take some time. Therefore, please consider the timing of the project request when submitting applications through the mid-cycle process. Please submit grant applications as soon as possible so the federal approval process can be started.

Please be prepared to make a presentation of your grant application to the Planning & Training Sub-Committee and/or Funding Committee. The date and location of the meetings will be announced.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may email the application to or submit the entire application package with all attachments by mail.

If you submit electronically and do not receive confirmation electronically within 24 hours on business days, please follow-up by calling the SERC office.

Please call SERC staff at (775) 684-7511 if you need assistance.

Submit applications to:
State Emergency Response Commission
107 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89711

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