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Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention (CEPP) Technical Assistance Grants Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To provide financial assistance to States, Local agencies, and Indian Tribes for chemical accident prevention activities that relate to the Risk Management Program under the Clean Air Act Section 112(r). To provide financial assistance to Tribes for chemical emergency planning, and community right-to-know programs which are established to prevent or eliminate unreasonable risk to the health and environment of communities within the State. Funding Priority: (1) Capacity Building: Increase capacity at the State, Tribe, or local level to implement and enforce the Chemical Accident Prevention provisions of the Clean Air Act Section 112(r)and to integrate chemical accident prevention activities; chemical emergency planning efforts, and community right-to-know programs. (2) Community Issues: Development of model technical assistance materials for use by States/Tribes or Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) to evaluate potential chemical risks to their communities and to take appropriate prevention and preparedness steps to protect the community. (3) Partnerships: Strengthening partnerships among States/Tribes and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), industry, emergency responders, and the general public to foster collaboration and build credibility for chemical prevention and preparedness activities.