Texas Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Grant Program
Opportunity Category: Grant Program
Funder/Agency Name: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Description of Opportunity: The Texas LEPC Grant Program is an opportunity for LEPCs to receive grant funds to help implement the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The Texas Legislature transferred the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from the Texas Department of State Health Services in the 84th Texas Legislative Session. The statutory requirements for the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program can be found in the Texas Health and Safety Code 505.016(d), 506.017(d), and 507.013(d). These chapters authorize up to 20% of chemical reporting fees to be awarded as grants to the LEPCs to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Eligibility: This grant will allow LEPCs to establish, maintain, and/or improve their implementation of EPCRA. Only LEPCs that are officially recognized by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) are eligible for this grant.
Due Date Note: The application deadline is December 2, 2022.
Total Amount Available: $420,000
Full Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2022
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