America's pipelines carry important materials that help fuel our economy, and we want to make sure those pipelines remain safe.
That's why we implemented a Pipeline Safety Action Plan last year. It's also why President Obama recently signed in a law a new pipeline safety bill.
But you can get involved, too, helping ensure the pipelines that run through your community are safe. That's why our Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is so excited about its Technical Assistance Grants (TAG).
TAG grants offer local communities an important role in their own safety. The TAG program enables communities to obtain funding to get smart on the pipelines in their area and get involved in the official proceedings that impact them. It's all part of the President’s commitment to an open and participatory government.
Grants can be used to fund programs and technologies that improve safety, expand public awareness, and increase participation in local decision-making about pipelines. That could include engineering studies, public education, technology solutions, and other safety initiatives. And your community might be eligible.
To view previous TAG program recipients, projects, and reports, visit primis.phmsa.dot.gov/tag. You'll find examples like:
PHMSA recommends reading the grant solicitation to understand eligibility requirements, how to apply, and who to contact for support. To view the solicitation, instructions, and apply for a TAG grant, visit grants.gov.
Do you have ideas about how to improve pipeline safety in your neighborhood? We’re accepting applications now through March 9, 2012, so please visit primis.phmsa.dot.gov to learn more.