Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grants
On November 15, 2021 President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which is the most significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure in more than half a century. This includes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrations (PHMSA) first ever Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) grant program. The legislation designated $200 million a year in grant funding with a total of $1 billion in grant funding over the next five years.
The grant funding is to be made available to a municipality or community owned utility (not including for-profit entities) to repair, rehabilitate, or replace its natural gas distribution pipeline systems or portions thereof or to acquire equipment to (1) reduce incidents and fatalities and (2) to avoid economic losses.
Questions regarding program details can be submitted via email to PHMSAPipelineBILGrant@dot.gov.
Statute and Program Authority: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
PHMSA's NGDISM Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) outlines the application procedures and criteria that will be used to judge acceptable applications. The NOFO is available on the federal government designated grant opportunity website at www.grants.gov. Questions can also be directed to PHMSAPipelineBILGrant@dot.gov.