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Ohio Opens Applications for Hazardous Materials Training Grants


Columbus, Ohio (March 1, 2024) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced today that applications are now open for their annual hazardous materials training grant program. This program provides funding to educational institutions and local governments across the state to enhance their ability to respond to hazardous materials incidents.

Grant Information:

  • Application Period: Open now until May 31, 2024
  • Funding Available: $800,000 (awarded to 21 recipients in 2023)
  • Funding Source: Fines paid by hazardous materials carriers and shippers
  • Eligible Training:
    • Various levels of hazardous materials training (first responder awareness, operations, etc.)
    • Intermodal hazardous materials training
    • Incident response exercises
    • Rail hazardous materials response training
    • Hazardous materials planning and survey studies

Applying for Grants:

Applications can be submitted through the PUCO hazardous materials grant webpage.

Importance of the Program:

This program plays a vital role in ensuring Ohio communities have properly trained personnel to safely and effectively respond to hazardous materials incidents.

PUCO’s Role:

The PUCO regulates public utility service in Ohio, aiming to ensure reliable, safe, and affordable service for all residents and businesses.

Additional Resources:

By providing funding for essential training, the PUCO is helping to keep Ohio communities safe and prepared for potential hazardous materials emergencies.