Child Safety and Child Booster Seats Incentive Grants
To encourage States to enact and enforce a child restraint law that requires children up to 65 pounds and under 8 years of age to be properly restrained in a child restraint, unless they are 4' 9' tall.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2011, Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C. 402
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The grant program was available to the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
State Highway Safety Agencies.
States submitted certifications that met eligibility requirements no later than July 1 of each fiscal year.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. States are spending down what remains of these funds. No new money has been authorized for this SAFETEA-LU program.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Certifications, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, are due no later than July 1 of each fiscal year to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator. To apply for grant funds in a fiscal year, a New or Changed Law State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Appendix 1 and an Unchanged Law State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Appendix 2, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator.
A State submitted certification met eligibility requirements; after being informed by NHTSA that it is eligible for a grant, the State submits to the agency a plan that describes the programs the State will implement using the funds. Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of Funds method. Funds placed in obligation are available until expended. NHTSA notifies the Governor in a letter that the State has met the requirements for a Section 2011 grant. The letter also described the amount of the grant award.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Certifications must be submitted each year no later than July 1 of that fiscal year.
How are proposals selected?
A certification from the Governor's Representative that the State is enforcing a child restraint law that conforms to the criteria established in Section 2011.
How may assistance be used?
No more than 50 percent of the grant a State received in a fiscal year was used to fund programs for purchasing and distributing child safety seats and restraints to low income families. The remaining amounts can be used to carry out child safety seat and child restraint program, including the following: enforcement of child restraint laws; training child passenger safety professionals, police officers, fire and emergency medical personnel, educators and parents concerning child safety seats and child restraints; and educating the public concerning the proper use and installation of child safety seats and child restraints.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
For direct procurement contracts, audits will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years, following submission of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables, all product contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents pending resolution of audit findings.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 23 Chapter 402
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering the eligible costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of Funds method. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Jamie D. Pfister
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NRO-100
Washington, DC 20590 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - No new funds will be authorized. This program ended with SAFETEA-LU. MAP-21 replaced SAFETEA-LU. States are in the process of spending down these funds. No new funds are available.(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range was normally $100,000 -$700,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2011, Public Law 109-59, as amended, 23 U.S.C. 402. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 2006.
Examples of Funded Projects