The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its fiscal year 2011 safety grant opportunities and changes to its application dates. At present, FMCSA is operating under an extension of SAFETEA-LU – the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users (Public Law 109-59) – which will expire Dec. 31 pending an extension by Congress.
FMCSA says that while it expects new authorizing legislation to make changes to its grant programs, the agency is preparing for FY 2011 assuming that its grant programs will continue for part or all of the upcoming fiscal year.
The 10 safety grant programs 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 operator safety training grants; border enforcement grants (BEG); Commercial Driver’s License Program Improvement (CDLPI) 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.
FMCSA says it does not expect the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) modernization grants to be continued in reauthorization, and the agency ill not be soliciting applications for that grant program in FY 2011.