This optional grant is only open for states that have a 60105 Certification and/or 60106 Agreement with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to do pipeline safety inspections.
State agencies who participate in the pipeline safety
program are eligible to apply for One Call grant funding on an annual basis.
This optional grant program has a maximum amount request of $45,000 per state and supports initiatives to further promote efforts specifically for damage prevention, including one-call legislation, related compliance activities, training and public education.
Eligible programs will cover such areas as compliance enforcement, legal assistance with enforcement actions, new equipment to support on-going enforcement programs, compliance monitoring, one call center statistics, compliance/noncompliance statistics, One-call membership initiatives, computer equipment, communication improvements, development and/or conduct of state-provided training programs for locators, development and/or distribution of promotional items or materials, damage prevention awareness campaigns, public service annoucements, informational mailings, advertisements and One Call center promotional items.