Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Training Grants

 

Promote the safe operation of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), as defined in 49 U.S.C. 31301, through financial assistance to persons who train current and future drivers in the safe operation of CMVs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.235
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The FMCSA funded projects to train current and former members of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard and Reservists, to obtain their CDL. The spouses and children of service members are also eligible for such training, with or without the service member. Fiscal Year 2015: Anticipated to be the same as FY 2014. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century,, Public Law 112-141, 126 Stat. 405, 808, 49 U.S.C 31301.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants must be accredited and recognized by the Department of Education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible applicants must be accredited and recognized by the Department of Education.
Credentials/Documentation
State government agencies, local government agencies or accredited postsecondary educational institutions must be accredited and recognized by the Department of Education. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not 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 Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Detailed application instructions are provided in the Grants.gov opportunity announcement and through the Federal Register notice.
Award Procedure
An application is submitted and evaluated to determine if funds will be awarded.
Deadlines
Jan 09, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016 Applicants must register 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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria used to select proposals includes:
Is the applicant an accredited training institution or institution of higher education?
Does the applicant have a valid training program?
Does the applicant serve recruit and train current or former members of the United States Armed Forces (including Guard members and Reservists) and their spouse?
Does the applicant target the unemployed and underemployed?
Does the applicant provide job placement opportunities for the drivers?
Does the applicant have a monitoring and evaluation program in place?.
How may assistance be used?
Expand the number of Commercial Drivers License holders possessing enhanced operator safety training in order to reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving CMV; and assist economically distressed regions of the U.S. by proving workforce training opportunities for qualified individuals to become CMV operators. Applicant must adhere to eligibility criteria and project plan to be considered. Availability of funds are announced on Grants.gov (www.grants.gov).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Reporting requirements for CMV-OST recipients are outlined in the grant agreement terms and conditions and consists of quarterly performance progress status and financial reports. Progress Reports include the Performance Progress Report Coversheet (SF-PPR), together with SF-PPR-B attachment. Financial Reporting requirements include quarterly submission of the Federal Financial Report (SF-FFR, also known as the SF-425) and at least quarterly submission of the Request of reimbursement form. Reports are to be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Headquarters. No cash reports are required. Reporting requirements for CMV-OST recipients are outlined in the grant agreement terms and conditions and consists of quarterly performance progress status and financial reports. Progress Reports include the Performance Progress Report Coversheet (SF-PPR), together with SF-PPR-B attachment. Financial Reporting requirements include quarterly submission of the Federal Financial Report (SF-FFR, also known as the SF-425) and at least quarterly submission of the Request of reimbursement form. Reports are to be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Headquarters. Reporting requirements for CMV-OST recipients are outlined in the grant agreement terms and conditions and consists of quarterly performance progress status and financial reports. Progress Reports include the Performance Progress Report Coversheet (SF-PPR), together with SF-PPR-B attachment. Financial Reporting requirements include quarterly submission of the Federal Financial Report (SF-FFR, also known as the SF-425) and at least quarterly submission of the Request of reimbursement form. Reports are to be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Headquarters. Reporting requirements for CMV-OST recipients are outlined in the grant agreement terms and conditions and consists of quarterly performance progress status and financial reports. Progress Reports include the Performance Progress Report Coversheet (SF-PPR), together with SF-PPR-B attachment. Financial Reporting requirements include quarterly submission of the Federal Financial Report (SF-FFR, also known as the SF-425) and at least quarterly submission of the Request of reimbursement form. Reports are to be submitted quarterly to the FMCSA Headquarters.
Auditing
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. Completion of the FMCSA Administrative Capability Questionnaire for Non-Profit Organizations.
Records
Records of all program activities, including financial and programmatic records, statistical records and any other records, covered in the approved project plan must be kept for a period of three (3) years after the close of the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. The Federal share of the grant shall not exceed 80 percent of the approved expenditures in the project plan. A 20 percent matching share by the recipient is required.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are available for one year upon execution of the grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Julie Otto 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: julie.otto@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-0710 Fax: (202) 366-7980
Website Address
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-8159-0-7-401.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $1,000,000; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average award was $100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Pub. L. No.112–141, § 32603(g) (2012), 49 U.S.C. 31301, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-87 (Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments), A-21 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions), or A-122 (Cost Principles for Non Profit Organizations), depending upon applicant type.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: The FMCSA funded projects that uses existing veteran organizations, visits to military bases, public advertising and promotion, and job fairs in coordination with local workforce training agencies to achieve focused recruiting of current and/or former members of the military, commercial motor vehicle training opportunities and, concurrent with training, students are given numerous opportunities to speak with onsite recruiters; students are given guidance in interviewing strategies for achieving employment; students are provided with assistance and counseling in evaluating pay, benefits, lifestyle, and location pros and cons. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available