March 28, 2022

Dear Municipality and Community Owned Natural Gas Operators:

Attached, please find a letter from Alan Mayberry, the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The purpose of this letter is to briefly introduce a new PHMSA grant program entitled the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant and to invite your input to ensure this grant program has the greatest impact.

PHMSA’s public website for this grant is located at:


PHMSA’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this grant will be published soon.

Please be aware a grant applicant must:

  • Register with to receive the NOFO publication notice;
  • Register with FedConnect; and,
  • Register with (SAM) before submitting its application.
    • Provide a valid Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number in its application.
    • Always maintain an active SAM registration and UEI with current information during which it has an active federal award or an application under consideration.
  • Please see the attachment for more details on; FedConnect; and

PHMSA strongly encourages potential grant applicants to complete the above requirements as soon as possible to avoid any delays in submitting an application for this grant.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the PHMSA Grant Team via