Emergency Response Fund
Grant submissions will be open until September 1, 2023, via the online ERF request form attached to the email sent by ADEQ. Make sure requested items are from a state approved vendor . Awards will be granted on November 1, 2023.
The ERF is used to provide life safety equipment to first responders that encounter HAZMAT incidents/accidents.
Those eligible to apply for the ERF are first responders:
- Fire fighters and law enforcement, including all Tribal fire departments and law enforcement (there is no requirement to be designated HAZMAT teams)
- Emergency management office personnel that respond to HAZMAT incidents and on-scene coordinators
- Supporting agencies that respond to HAZMAT incidents (public health departments, counties and cities)
Letters announcing the opportunity and instructions on how to apply for the ERF are sent to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), County Emergency Managers, Tribes and fire departments between July 1 and September 1. For more information, go to ADEQ's website.
The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is designed to allow grantees the flexibility to implement training and planning programs that address differing needs for each location based on: demographics, emergency response capabilities, commodity flow studies and hazard analysis.
For more information, go to ADEQ's website.