Fiscal Year 2016: 2016
Funded projects include, but are not limited to data integration, addressing data backlog, training on the use of automated skills testing systems, expanding system capabilities to include mobile platforms, fraud prevention using facial recognition software, correction of data errors, outreach to court officers in the correct adjudicating and reporting of CDL convictions, outreach to State partners, operational support of the skills testing system platform, examiner Train-the Trainer and refresher training, replacing paper-based systems with electronic systems for use in testing and in reporting data, and overt and covert monitoring of examiners.
Fiscal Year 2017: N/A ? applications are currently under review.
Fiscal Year 2018: No substantive change to the program?s priorities and consequent awards is expected at this time.
The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Transportation, Maryland Department Of||$ 164,104||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|National District Attorneys Association||$ 921,148||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|Judicial Branch, State Of Connecticut||$ 92,803||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|American Association Of Motor Vehicle Administrators, The||$ 572,566||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|Georgia Department Of Driver Services||$ 772,221||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|American Association Of Motor Vehicle Administrators, The||$ 271,452||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|State, Michigan Department Of||$ 829,044||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|Secretary Of State, Illinois||$ 348,000||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Louisiana||$ 700,380||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
|American Association Of Motor Vehicle Administrators, The||$ 142,740||   ||2019-09-23||2023-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: 49 Grants were awarded for a total of $30,673,509. These awards were provided to assist States in achieving and/or maintaining compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR Parts 383 and 384, for the electronic transmission of skills testing and driver history records, for multi-state partnerships, for training, to address open findings in the Automated Compliance Review System, to facilitate multi-platform compatibility within State systems, to enable States to comply with new CDL-related rule-makings, and to facilitate the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of CDL data. Fiscal Year 2017: Applications are currently under review for similar projects. Fiscal Year 2018: No substantive change to the program?s priorities and consequent awards is expected at this time.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Assist States and ensure State is making a good faith effort toward substantial CDL compliance; improve the State?s implementation of its computer hardware and software; pay for publications, testing, personnel, training, quality control, CDL program coordinators; and implement or maintain a system to notify an employer of an operator of a CMV of the suspension or revocation of the operator?s CDL.
For Priority Activities: Promote activities that benefit all U. S. jurisdictions; address National safety concerns and circumstances; address emerging issues relating to CDL improvements; support innovative ideas and solutions to CDL issues; or other CDL issues as determined by FMCSA.
The grant may not be used to rent, lease, or buy land or buildings or to generate profit.
Every grant must serve a public purpose.
100% funding; no match required.
States may receive grant funds to comply with the requirements of section 31311 of SAFETEA-LU or if making good faith efforts toward substantial compliance with the requirements of section 31311 and 31313 receive grant funds to improve implementation of the commercial driver's license program.
States, local governments, and other persons for projects involving research, development, demonstration projects, public education, and other special activities and projects relating to commercial driver licensing and motor vehicle safety that are of benefit to all jurisdictions of the United States or are designed to address national safety concerns and circumstances.
States, local governments, and other persons may use grant funds to address emerging issues relating to commercial driver's license improvements.
14 - State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals) 15 ? Local (includes State-designated Indian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals) 20 ? Public nonprofit institution/organization 38 ? other private institutions/organizations 39 ? anyone/general public.
Evidence of eligibility and of negotiated indirect rates and audit by cognizant agency; documentation of requested amounts and how those figures were calculated. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Detailed application instructions and forms are available on Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted using Grants.gov
90-120 days of the submission deadline (subject to availability of funds) or as soon thereafter as administratively practicable. Applicants must register with the System of Awards Management and with Grants.gov to apply for funding. Applications should be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided and must be submitted electronically to FMCSA through the Grants.gov website.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
FAST Act, Pub. L. No. § 114-94, §§ 5101(c), 5104 (2015). 49 U.S.C. § § 31104 and 31313 (2016), as amended. See 49 CFR Part 384 for CDL Compliance requirements., Public Law 114-94.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Formal protests are not an option; unsuccessful applicants are notified in writing and may request a debriefing.
.Grant period of performance may be extended without additional funding according to the requirements of the FMCSA Financial Assistance Agreement General Provisions and Assurance and other applicable OMB Circulars and Federal law. Continuation awards or grants are not available.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Not through Fiscal Year 2017; the FAST Act authorizes up to a 15% match for this program, which may be initiated in future fiscal years. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The maximum period of performance for a grant is year of award plus an additional four fiscal years. All new application proposals will be evaluated to ensure that proposed projects can be achieved within the requested timeframe. There is no mandatory minimum grant duration. Amendment requests to extend the period of performance beyond the period of availability described above will not be approved. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement of actual expenditures.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly progress reports showing project accomplishments are required.
No cash reports are required.
Quarterly reports showing expenditures and pending requests for reimbursement are required.
The SF-425 Federal Financial Report is used for financial quarterly reporting.
The SF-PPR Performance Progress Report is used for project performance reporting.
FMCSA may require reporting more frequently than once per quarter at its discretion.
A separate SF-425 and Performance Progress Report is required for each grant.
Grantees must be current on required reporting to receive reimbursement.
Routine monitoring includes regular communication with Grantees regarding the status of projects, reviewing quarterly reports, and site visits or conference calls as appropriate.
No cash reports are required.
Project activity reports (SF-PPR) must be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Division office.
SF-425 as described above must be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Division office.
Through reports and regular contact with the Grantee by phone, site visits, and annual performance and skills test reviews.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Records of all program activities covered in the grant proposal. Such records must be kept for 3 years following the end of the grant project period.
(Salaries) FY 16 $30,673,509; FY 17 est $31,200,000; and FY 18 est $31,800,000 - Salary and Expenses -- In part or in full; applications may include other eligible costs such as travel, supplies, contractual expenses, and indirect costs.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$20,000 - $1,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
49 CFR Part 383 and 384
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact your regional/local office at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mission/field-offices.
FMCSA Grants Management Office 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: FMCSA_GrantMgmtHelpDesk@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-0621
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
All discretionary (competitive) grant program applications undergo a series of reviews prior to award selection as required in 2 CFR §§ 200.204 and 205. These reviews include: 1) technical review that provides an independent assessment of the technical/programmatic merit of an application. At least three qualified individuals are selected to review each application to ensure diversity of perspective and knowledge. Individuals are selected based on their technical education and experience and the extent to which the individual has engaged in relevant work, the capacities in which the individual has done so, and the quality of such work; 2) suitability review that provides a risk assessment on each applicant?s organization to ensure the applicant is suitable to receive and manage Federal funds. The risk assessment is conducted in several parts: 1) a debarment and suspension review that included a review of the applicant?s administrative capability self-certification and a check against the applicant?s records in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov); 2) a review of the applicant?s history with other Federal agencies in the Single Audit Clearinghouse Database; and 3) an evaluation of the applicant?s Single Audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act; 3) past performance review that provides information that is considered as a possible indicator for predicting future performance. Many applicants for FMCSA programs have received FMCSA funding in the past and will be evaluated against their ability to complete prior year awards on-time, compliance with grant terms and conditions, and results from FMCSA grant monitoring activities. Applicants with no prior FMCSA grant awards will not be eliminated from funding consideration; and 4) budget/cost analysis that provides an assessment of allowable costs in accordance with Federal grant requirements, the cost realism of the budget estimate, appropriateness and reasonableness of resources, and reasonableness and feasibility of the schedule relative to the application timeline. Importantly, the budget evaluation provides initial insight to project-related risk, beyond those dealing with technical uncertainty, which is considered prior to recommendation. Application budgets are evaluated based on the same standards to which recipients will be held after award, which are outlined in the cost principles at 2 CFR part 200.101(c) Subpart E for all non-Federal entities, including commercial organizations.
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