Hazardous Materials Training Program

To make funding available to provide training in support of Tribal governments emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities.

These programs must provide special emphasis on emergencies associated with hazardous chemicals.

Examples of Funded Projects

OSHA required hazardous materials training, training for LEPC planning and prevention activities, training to conduct hazard analyses, training for exercises in evaluation activities, and training for local response agencies in planning and standard operating procedures (SOP) development.


Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - FEMA Regional Training Officer.
Website Address

http://www.dhs.gov



Program Accomplishments

Under Performance Partnership Agreements, States have been given additional flexibility to meet their hazardous materials risk requirements. No quantitative data is available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds are authorized to provide education and training programs for tribal personnel with special emphasis on hazardous chemicals and related chemical emergencies.

The funds are intended to improve emergency planning, emergency notification, hazardous chemical reporting, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery capabilities in support of Title III.

Possible sources for this program include Federal training activities and conferences, State training programs, private sector training, university training centers, and other training sources.

Funding may also be used to pay contractual services acquired for the specific purpose of training and educating the tribes.

In FY 2000, State grants under this authority were incorporated into FEMA's Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG).



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

These funds are available to Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments.

States and U.S.

territories must apply for Emergency Management Performance Grants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.

Deadlines

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Authorization

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9615 et seq.; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, Public Law 99-499, 42 U.S.C. 9662 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The matching requirement is 20 percent that may be satisfied with cash or third party in-kind contributions.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The assistance is normally available for one year. The assistance is awarded in a lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: Jan.

30, April 30, July 30, and Oct.

30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0711-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FY 2000 Hazardous Materials Training Program Guidance for Tribal Nations Implementation of SARA Title III.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

FEMA Regional Training Officer.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane - Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.



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