Technical Assistance Grants (TAG)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), through the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), hereby requests applications from local communities and groups of individuals (not including for-profit entities) to obtain funding for technical assistance in the form of engineering

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or other scientific analysis of pipeline safety issues affecting the local community or to help promote public participation in official proceedings (excluding non-official proceedings) pertaining to pipeline safety issues.

The Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program, first authorized in the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (Act) (P.

L.

107-355, codified at 49 U.S.C.

60130), offers new opportunities to strengthen the depth and quality of public participation in pipeline safety matters.

Section 9 of the Act, titled:
“Pipeline Safety Information Grants to Communities” authorized the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to local communities and organizations for technical assistance relating to pipeline safety issues.

The TAG program has been amended by Section 5 of the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006 (PIPES Act of 2006) (P.L.

109-468) and the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (P.L.

112-90).

*** Refer to the attachment titled “DTPH5615SN0002 TAG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)” under the full announcement tab for complete details.***
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Technical Assistance Grants

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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants for Technical Assistance Grants must be local communities or groups of individuals (not including for-profit entities) relating to the safety of pipeline facilities in local communities, other than facilities regulated under Public Law 93-153 (43 U.S.C.

1651 et seq.).

Eligible applicants include cities, towns, villages, counties, parishes, townships, and similar governmental subdivisions, or consortiums of such subdivisions.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Saurabh VasudevaContract SpecialistPhone 202 366 4429

Agency Email Description:
saurabh.vasudeva@dot.gov

Agency Email:
saurabh.vasudeva@dot.gov

Date Posted:
2015-02-02

Application Due Date:
2015-04-22

Archive Date:
2015-05-31



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