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Pennington County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Grant


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Pennington County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: South Dakota: Pennington County

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to South Dakota agencies in eligible regions to support costs associated with the development of a response plan for issues related to hazardous materials. Funding is intended for consultants' fees, training exercises, computer hardware and software, and general operating expenses. Activities should benefit Pennington County.

The mission of the Pennington County LEPC is to collect and maintain information on hazardous materials being used in or passing through the county; to analyze associated risks and vulnerabilities, and develop an effective emergency plan; to make planning information readily available to responders and the general public; and, to provide a continuing forum for the local community to discuss hazardous materials issues.

Eligible Uses for Funds:

SDCL 1-50-10 states that the funds will be distributed as grants to be “Expended by the LEPCs to defray the expenses of operating the SARA Title III program and for related Title I activities.” Remember that Title I outlines the five levels of training for response to a hazardous materials incident. This can incorporate a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to:

  • General office expenses needed to operate the program - postage, copying, printing, paper, meeting room rental, other meeting expenses, advertising costs, office expenses, etc.;
  • Salaries for personnel hired to do data entry, risk assessment, hazards analysis, commodity flow studies, or other special projects;
  • Expenses associated with updating the emergency response plan;
  • Expenses related to holding hazardous materials response exercises;
  • Training of local emergency response personnel and first responders;
  • Hazardous Materials Incident response equipment; and
  • Computer hardware and/or software to be used for Title III data management, responding to information requests, hazardous materials emergency response, and/or hazardous materials response planning activities.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Typical applicants are response agencies and education groups.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Applications are reviewed for consideration at the first three (3) quarterly LEPC meetings. Applications for review must be submitted by email prior to the first day of the month in which a meeting takes place (see dates below).

February 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
August 1, 2023 (last date to submit applications for 2023 grant year)

2023 LEPC Meeting Dates:
Thurs, February 16, 2023
Thurs, May 18, 2023
Thurs, August 17, 2023
Thurs, November 16, 2023

Applications for review must be submitted by email.

Contact Information
Submit the application form and supporting documentation electronically to:

Pennington County
130 Kansas City Street (First floor)
Rapid City, SD 57701

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