Driver's License Security Grant Program

This program provides funding to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states and territories issue.

The program is intended to address a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to improve the integrity and security
of State-issued driver?s licenses (DL) and identification cards (IC).

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Safety, Mississippi Department Of $ 11,629,325   2008-06-012019-06-30
Executive Office Of The Commonwealth Of Kentucky $ 5,874,400   2008-03-012018-06-30
Transportation, Wisconsin Department Of $ 747,592   2011-09-012016-09-30
Cnmi Office Of Homeland Security $ 583,120   2011-09-012016-06-30
Indiana, State Of $ 3,149,637   2008-06-012016-05-31
Safety, Tennessee Department Of $ 1,052,139   2009-07-012016-03-31
Motor Vehicles, New York State Department Of $ 1,598,833   2011-09-012016-01-31
Indiana, State Of $ 995,431   2009-07-012016-01-31
Transportation, Vermont Agency Of $ 391,678   2011-09-012015-12-31
Public Safety, Minnesota Department Of $ 454,418   2011-09-012015-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Restricted to State Driver?s License Agencies (DLA), also known as State Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) that are responsible for issuing driver's licenses.

Other eligible applicants include State Public Safety Agencies or Departments, which may apply on behalf of the State DMV/MVA. Funds may be used in accordance with uses defined in the program guidance document/application kit.

Allowable funding categories include: management and administration, planning, equipment, and maintenance and sustainment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, U.S. Territory and local governments, intrastate, interstate, small business, general public, other public institution/organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

If required, will be identified in the program guidance/solicitation. The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Unsolicited applications from entities other than those listed in the 'Applicant Eligibility' above, will not be accepted. Eligible applicants must apply on-line using Grants.gov. The Driver's License Security Grant Program application process will require: Narrative to include a description of current resource management capabilities to develop, implement, and manage the programmatic requirements associated with the Driver's License Security Grant Program funding; a proposed work plan; a budget and budget narrative addressing the Driver's License Security Grant Program project related costs and expenses. Applications submitted online must contain information and meet the requirements outlined in the Driver's License Security Grant Program solicitation and program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by DHS policy and grant management staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant, and award processed.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10; Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 , Public Law 110-53.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The program and administrative office will evaluate applications and award funds within 60 days of receipt of applications.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of performance for DLSGP grants is 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on Project need.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress Reports are due semi-annually within 30 days after the end of the reporting periods.

Reports are due: July 30 and January 30.

The Final Progress Report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the award period.

These reports should consist of a brief narrative discussing achievements to date, and progress towards annual goals, and any issues which may need to be addressed.

Required Financial Status Reports (SF 269A) are due quarterly after the end of the reporting period.

Reports are due: April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30.

The Final Financial Report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the award period.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

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Refer to program guidance.

Audits

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. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency no later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years after the grant has been closed or until an audit has been conducted that does not show any questionable costs.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0560-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Program was last funded in FY2011. This program will remain open due to open awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Will be identified in the solicitation/program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Circulars Nos., A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Grant Programs Directorate 400 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3615 Email: askscid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Will be identified in the solicitation/program guidance.



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