Border Enforcement Grants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?s objective is to ensure motor carriers operating commercial vehicles entering the United States from a foreign country are in compliance with commercial vehicle safety standards and regulations, financial responsibility regulations and registration requirements

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of the United States, and to ensure drivers of those vehicles are qualified and properly licenses to operate the commercial vehicle.

The Border Enforcement Grant program purpose has been incorporated into the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Assistance formula grant program and the FMCSA High Priority grant program due to changes in FMCSA?s authorization under the Fixing America?s Surface Transportation Act (Pub.

L.

No.

114-94, 5101(a) and 5101(c) (2015), 49 U.S.C.

31102(a)-(k), 31104 (2016), as amended).

Awards are no longer being made under this CFDA; however, pre-existing grants will remain active until project completion and/or period of performance on the individual grant agreements expires.

For more information on this change, visit FMCSA CFDA number 20.218.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The FMCSA provides BEG funds to ensure that motor carriers and drivers operating CMVs in international commerce (primarily those entering the United States from a foreign country) are in compliance with U.S.

CMV safety standards and regulations, financial responsibility regulations, registration requirements, and that the drivers of those vehicles are qualified and properly licensed to operate a CMV in the United States.

In FY 2016 $32,000,000 grants were awarded to 15 States for inspections of international carriers of commerce, with 229,213 inspections on motor carriers conducted.

Fiscal Year 2017: Starting in FY 2017, the BEG was consolidated into the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSP) formula grant and will no longer exist as a stand-alone grant program.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Division Office of FMCSA as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
State Police, Idaho $ 97,923   2015-10-012017-09-30
State Police, Michigan Department Of $ 200,000   2015-10-012017-09-30
Washington State Patrol $ 460,826   2015-10-012017-09-30
Public Safety, Maine Department Of $ 300,000   2015-10-012017-09-30
Transportation, Montana Department Of $ 871,410   2015-10-012017-09-30
Transportation, New York Department Of $ 643,240   2015-10-012017-09-30
Public Safety, Texas Department Of $ 17,205,619   2015-10-012017-09-30
Public Safety, New Mexico Department Of $ 491,215   2015-10-012017-09-30
Highway Patrol, California $ 5,291,243   2015-10-012017-09-30
Public Safety, Arizona $ 5,610,269   2015-10-012017-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The FMCSA provided BEG funds to ensure that motor carriers and drivers operating CMVs in international commerce (primarily those entering the United States from a foreign country) are in compliance with U.S. CMV safety standards and regulations, financial responsibility regulations, registration requirements, and that the drivers of those vehicles are qualified and properly licensed to operate a CMV in the United States. In FY 2016 $32,000,000 grants were awarded to 15 States for inspections of international carriers of commerce, with 229,213 inspections on motor carriers conducted. Fiscal Year 2017: Starting in FY 2017, the BEG was consolidated into the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSP) formula grant and will no longer exist as a stand-alone grant program. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided to entities and States that share a land border with another country for carrying out border commercial motor vehicle safety programs and related enforcement activities and projects.

Assistance is provided to entities and States that share a land border with another country for carrying out border commercial motor vehicle safety programs and related enforcement activities and projects.

One hundred percent discretionary funding is available for approved projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Entities and States that share a land border with a foreign country.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States that share a land border with a foreign country (Entities and Accredited public institutions of higher education). The States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Washington, and entities and local governments within these enumerated States are eligible to receive funding.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

File the complete application SF-424, SF-424A and SF424B form, a certification that the State meets all eligibility requirements and a State Border Enforcement Plan, electronically through grants.gov.

Information on how to register with grants.gov and file an application using grants.gov is available at http://www.grants.gov/Apply.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. File the SF-424 and SF424A forms, a certification that the State meets all eligibility requirements, and a State Border Enforcement Plan with grants.gov.

Award Procedures

The amount of the award to a qualifying applicant will be based on a panel review of all applications received, recommendations of the panel, and funding availability. The panel will prioritize funding request based on the State or entity?s performance on previous BEG awards; their ability to expend the awarded funds within the BEG performance year; and, national criteria established by the FMCSA as follows: ?Increasing the number of inspections of motorcoaches engaged in international commerce (travel). FMCSA previously established a goal for this effort to be a minimum of five percent of the total BEG inspections to be conducted at or within the commercial zones of international crossings. For FY 2014, FMCSA encourages States examine their data on international motorcoach activity and to use that data to establish reasonable goals that will result in an increase of motorcoach-focused activities. In the application, States must substantiate the goals set and provide the data (or data source references). ?Increasing the number of Level 1 and 2 inspections supported by BEG funds. Level 3 inspections are strongly discouraged as part of BEG-supported strategies. Level V inspections are not permitted with BEG funds. ?Targeting CMV inspections within corridors where the data indicate that there are a high number of crashes involving vehicles engaged in international commerce. ?Improving the capability to conduct CMV safety inspections at remote and other sites near the Canadian and Mexican borders. If included, the application should establish a data-driven reason why non-fixed location inspections will increase the likelihood of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving vehicles engaged in international commerce. ?Other activities or initiatives designed to improve the compliance of CMVs, drivers, and carriers entering the U.S. from Canada or Mexico.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, Public Law 112-141 32603(c), 126 Stat. 405,807, 49 U.S.C 31107.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. 120 days.

Appeals

Applicants will be notified in writing or via e-mail by the FMCSA Grant Program Manager if the State or entity?s application was not approved. There is no appeal process as funding is discretionary.

Renewals

Eligible applicants must submit a new grant application to receive additional funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The amounts made available under the Border Enforcement Grants Program shall remain available for expenditure for the fiscal year in which they are allocated and for the next fiscal year. Amounts not expended by a State during those two fiscal years are available to the Secretary for reallocation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Lump sum or based on funds available based upon agency authorization including a continuing resolution.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A quarterly activity report is to be filed with the FMCSA Division Office.

A program evaluation report is to be filed with the FMCSA Division Office within 90 days upon completion of the grant program.

No cash reports are required.

All grantees must submit quarterly performance report that reflect the performance of the approved activities that reflect the work performed in that quarter.

All grantees must submit quarterly performance report that reflect the financial expenditures and commitments associated with the approved activities performed that quarter.

All grantors and grantees with sub-grantees must complete performance monitoring and financial monitoring and document the monitoring observations.

Monitoring activities should include discussing meeting performance measures and goals and discussions of financial expenditure usage and expense rate to ensure awarded funds are expended in accordance with governing regulations.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Records of all programs activities covered in the State's Border Enforcement Plan must be kept for three years after the grant is closed.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8158-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $32,000,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Awards are no longer being made under this CFDA; however, pre-existing grants will remain active until project completion and/or period of performance on the individual grant agreements expires.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Border Enforcement awards ranged from $22,000 to $18,000,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

49 CFR 1.48; 49 CFR 350; 49 CFR 350-399; 49 CFR 100-180; 49 CFR 18. Publications available through the Government Printing Office $14-$27 per volume.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Division Office of FMCSA as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Clayton 1200 New Jersey Ave, W66-443, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: 202-366-1736

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

1. Addresses the program?s national priorities and demonstrates knowledge of the program and potential barriers to successfully meeting those priorities. 2. Defines specific, measureable, and feasible program goals and objectives. 3. Outlines activities and accompanying timelines to achieve the project?s goals. 4. Defines a plan to monitor the effective implementation of the strategies and plans to document the project outcomes. 5. Documents infrastructure and other organizational information to demonstrate an ability to perform the activities proposed in the application. 6. Includes proposed costs that are allocable, allowable, reasonable, and necessary. 7. Addresses program-specific requirements established in the Notice of Funding Availability.



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