Within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed on November 15, 2021, is a new Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) grant program exclusively for publicly- and community-owned gas utilities: The Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization 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 Grant Applications
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. The 2022 application period opened in May and closed on August 8.