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Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) has been designated by the Governor's office to administer the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) planning grant program.  HMEP planning grants are being made available to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) for enhancing hazardous material response planning. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to receive funding through the HMEP planning grant, LEPCs must:

A.    Be formally appointed by the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council (MCCERCC);

B.    Have an appointed chairperson;

C.    Have an appointed information coordinator;

D.    Have an appointed emergency management coordinator;

E.    Meet at least quarterly and have an established meeting schedule;

F.    Assure that a 20% in-kind match will be available for all funding received through this grant.  In-kind match includes non-federally funded LEPC member time, office space, secretarial support, LEPC office and administrative expenses, etc. (See item III.D);

G.    Assure county or municipal compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;

H.    Assure county or municipal compliance with lobbying, debarment, suspension, and other responsibility matters certifications, as well as drug-free workplace requirements.

If individuals holding these positions change, please update the LEPC Roster and submit to the MSP/EMHSD.  The forms are available by contacting Mr. Thomas Matzke at 517-224-6349,

HMEP Useful Links

  • Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council




Grant Forms