PHMSA Pipeline Modernization Grants

APGA has put together this page to help utilities with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) Grant Program. Below you will find resources, application information, upcoming events, and vendors relating to the grant program.

About the PHMSA NGDISM Grant 

Within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed on November 15, 2021, is a new PHMSA grant program exclusively for publicly- and community-owned gas utilities: The Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) Grant Program. The program funds the repair, replacement, and rehabilitation of existing pipeline infrastructure, in addition to certain equipment purchases. Participation in the program is limited to municipally or community-owned utilities. In March 2022, PHMSA distributed a letter to all publicly- and community-owned natural gas operators concerning their grant program. View PHMSA Letter to Utilities

PHMSA NGDISM Grant Application Now Open 

The 2024 application period is now open and you can apply at grants.gov/search-results-detail/354136

The application period will close on June 20. PHMSA's Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant will run for 5 years starting in 2022 and will be open for applications each year.

Apply

2022 Provisional Winners Announced

Congratulations to all 37 of the 2022 PHMSA Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant provisional winners!  32 APGA members in 19 states were selected to be funding recipients.

View APGA Press Release on 2022 Provisional Grant Winners

View PHMSA 2022 Provisional Winner Announcement Press Release

View the list of winners on PHMSA's website





PHMSA Grant Program Details & Resources 

PHMSA has a webpage dedicated to the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant Program,
View PHMSA website

Apply for 2023 Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) Grant Program cycle closed on August 4, 2023.
2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity
View Recording of APGA's 2023 Application Webinar (APGA members only)

This Fiscal Year 2023 Evaluation Plan identifies the major steps and provides guidance regarding PHMSA’s evaluation and selection process for applicants of the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) Grant Program.
2023 Evaluation Plan

On December 5, 2023, PHMSA held a webinar to spotlight several new resources to help people develop more successful applications for discretionary grant programs.
View Recording on PHMSA website

On May 1, 2023, PHMSA held a webinar on best practices for submitting an NGDISM Grant Application.
Best Practices PHMSA Webinar Presentation Deck


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) official FAQ about the FY 2022 Natural Gas Distribution Safety & Modernization Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (Updated July 29, 2022)
View (PDF)


Read the text of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that created the PHMSA grant program.
Read Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Page 1015)


PHMSA Acting Administrator Brown distributed a letter on May 4, 2022, to 40 states with answers to questions about cost-sharing, the inclusion of technical assistance costs, and types of equipment that may be eligible.
PHMSA Letter (May 2022)


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)'s Indirect Cost Information document.
View (PDF)


PHMSA distributed a letter to all publicly- and community-owned natural gas operators concerning their grant program.
PHMSA Letter to Utilities (March 2022)

PHMSA strongly encourages future grant applicants to complete the requirements below.
Pre-Application Checklist & Help

Post-Application Activities

After completing your application for the NGDISM Grant Program, your system should consider asking your public officials to write a statement in support of your application. 
Email Template

Was your utility a recipient of a NGDISM grant award in 2023? Publicize your hard work to your community! APGA has created a sample statement and social media templates. These resources are only accessible to current APGA members and require an APGA login to view.  
2023 Grant Recipient Statement & Social Templates

Implementation Resources


Please see the below example of a Procurement Checklist. This is specific to FEMA Grants, but may be beneficial for better understanding competitive bidding requirements for all Federal Grants.
Example Procurement Checklist

Each applicant selected for NGDISM grant funding under this notice must demonstrate, prior to the signing of the grant agreement, effort to consider and address physical and cyber security risks relevant to their natural gas distribution system and the type and scale of the project. APGA has put together a checklist to assist utilities.

View Security Checklist

To find the Department of Transportation's DBRA Certified Payroll Form, please go to the WH-347 section.

WH-347: DBRA Certified Payroll Form

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 requires contractors and subcontractors working on federally funded jobs to pay their laborers wages and benefits no less than what others locally pay their workers for similar projects.  Below is a page that offers tips about complying with Davis-Bacon requirements.

Five Facts on Davis-Bacon Wages Every Contractor Needs to Know

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Need Help? Ask an APGA Associate Member!


Many APGA Associate Members are willing to help. Consider contacting:

Campos EPC, LLC
/ Mary Campos / Phone: 949-637-0129 / Email Address: mary.campos@camposepc.com / www.camposepc.com

Clark Engineering & Utility Solutions
/ Richard Clark, Phone: (731) 616-8846 and Email Address: rclark@clark-eus.com / Eddie Moffitt, Phone: (931) 580-1339 and Email Address: emoffitt@clark-eus.com /Pat Hickey (615) 785- 9067 and Email Address: phickey@clark-eus.com 

Equipment Controls Company / Jon Beam / Phone: 770-441-6400 / Email Address: jonbeam@equipmentcontrols.com / www.equipmentcontrols.com 

Fedsprout / Aalap Shah / Phone: (844) 394-7268 / Email Address: ashah@fedsprout.com / www.fedsprout.com / Areas of Expertise: Federal Funding


ENTRUST Solutions Group / Wallace McGaughey / Email Address: wallace.mcgaughey@entrustsol.com

Kimley-Horn / Jenny Jones, EIT / Phone: (770 545 6108) / Email Address: Jenny.Jones@kimley-horn.com

Magnolia River Services /  Robbie Laney, Phone: (256)773-9420 and Email Address: robbie.laney@magnolia-river.com / David Love, Phone: (256) 773-9420 and Email Address: david.love@magnolia-river.comSJB Group, LLC / Brian Suberbielle, PE / Phone: 225-769-3400 / Email Address: Brian.Suberbielle@SJBGroup.com / www.sjbgroup.com

Southern Cathodic Protection Company
/ John Piazza / Phone: (404) 312-3794 / Email Address:  JOHN@CATHODICPROTECTION.COM

Versiv Solutions /  Gina Rundo, Phone: (866) 8-VERSIV and Email Address: gina.rundo@versivsolutions.com