Hoeven: PHMSA Makes $2 Million Available for Pipeline Safety Solutions

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is offering $2 million in funding to universities to support research for pipeline safety solutions, more than twice the amount that was awarded last year. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve the nation’s energy infrastructure.  

“As we work towards building a comprehensive ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan for our country, it’s important to ensure that we build the right kind of infrastructure to support our energy needs, now and into the future,” Hoeven said. “We must ensure that our infrastructure is reliable, safe and efficient, and this grant will enable universities to do the innovative research that will do just that.”      

The grant is made available through the Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP), which supports oversight of America’s growing energy production and transportation and also helps address the need for technically-trained federal workers.

PHMSA is seeking projects that address technical deficiencies in the following areas:

  • Preventing and Mitigating Pipeline Corrosion
  • Developing Locatable Plastic Pipelines
  • Developing Inspection Tools to Quantify Pipe Strength and Toughness

Interested applicants must register on PHMSA’s Research & Development website at least 48 hours before submitting proposals. Official applications are due via Grants.gov on Monday, May 18, 2015. Applicants without a Grants.gov login access should request registration at least two weeks before the grant deadline.  

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.