​Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant (HMEP)

To increase State, local, territorial and Native American tribal effectiveness to safely and efficiently handle hazardous materials accidents and incidents; enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA); and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency planning and training by incorporating response to transportation standards. 
Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Grant (HMIT): To “train the trainer” – that is, to train hazmat instructors who will then train hazmat employees in the proper handling of hazardous materials. Supplemental Public Sector Training Grants (SPST): to increase the number of hazardous materials training instructors, thereby increasing the number of training instructors available to conduct hazardous materials responder training programs for individuals with statutory responsibility to respond to hazardous materials accidents and incidents