FMCSA provides notice of Fiscal Year 2011 safety grants

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today, July 13, provided notice of its anticipated Fiscal Year 2011 safety grant opportunities. At present, FMCSA is operating under an extension of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users (Public Law 109-59) that will expire Dec. 31 unless extended further by Congress. FMCSA says that while it expects new authorization to make changes to its grant programs, it is preparing for FY 2011 using the assumption that the grant programs will continue in the new authorization.

In today’s Federal Register, FMCSA invited comments on the proposed application deadlines for its FY 2011 safety grants programs, which include the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Basic grants; MCSAP Incentive grants; MCSAP New Entrant Safety Audit grants; MCSAP High Priority grants; Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training grants; Border Enforcement grants (BEG); Commercial Driver’s License Program Improvement (CDLPI) grants; Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) Modernization grants; Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) grants; Safety Data Improvement Program grants (SaDIP); and the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) grants.

Today’s notice provides grantees with information in advance of the agency’s proposed FY 2011 safety grant application deadlines and requests comments on the deadlines and other changes in the agency’s safety grant programs. To submit comments, go to www.regulations.gov; the docket number is FMCSA-2010-0212.