Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Training and Support


The objective of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Training and Support grant program is to train non-Federal employees who conduct commercial motor vehicle enforcement activities in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Hazardous Material Regulations, and Out-of-Service Criteria; and to develop related training materials to increase awareness, education, and otherwise improve commercial motor vehicle safety.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Motor Carrier Safety, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 Fiscal Year 2023: Accomplishments for FY 2023 have not been announced as awards have not yet been made at the time of publication. In FY 2022, FMCSA awarded approximately $43 million for HP-CMV and $40 million for HP-ITD grants to support commercial motor vehicle inspections, traffic enforcement, deployments of safety technologies, education and outreach events, national large truck safety campaigns, traffic safety research initiatives at institutes of higher learning, PRISM and SSDQ initiatives. Additionally, in FY 2022, FMCSA awarded $5 million for HP-ETS grants to support CMV enforcement and compliance training program for non-Federal employees.
Fiscal Year 2024 Fiscal Year 2024: With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in early FY22, FMCSA anticipates continuing awarding funds as appropriated by Congress and allowed under new authorization legislation. The FMCSA expects to emphasize the importance of safe commercial vehicle operation within highway construction zones, enforcement of traffic laws designed to mitigate driver behaviors associated with crashes (i.e. distracted driving), continued development and deployment of connected transportation systems and research into areas relating to crash prevention as core parts of its FY 2023 HP Grant. In addition, FMCSA will place significant emphasis on the improvement of commercial vehicle safety in-line with the strategies contained within the Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). This also includes renewed emphasis on areas where CMV and public safety intersect, such as combatting human trafficking and drug interdiction.
Public Law 117-58
• Enforcement Training & Support (HP-ETS) - The HP-ETS grant program is governed by 49 U.S.C. §§ 31102(l)(5) and 31104, as modified by Sections 23001(b) and 23005 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law Number 117-58 (2021).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
CMVETS funds will only be awarded to non-profit entities. No for-profit businesses may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
As the lead government agency responsible for regulatory and safety oversight of CMVs, FMCSA may award HP-SET funds to nonprofit organizations that have: a. Expertise in conducting CMV enforcement and compliance training program for non-Federal employees; and b. Ability to influence and involve a target population of CMV safety enforcement employees in a training program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
FMCSA will review all eligible applications received by the application deadline according to the merit evaluation criteria. The review and selection process will consist of an intake/eligibility criteria review, a technical and budget review, a program office review, and final selection. During the technical and budget review, FMCSA technical and financial staff members evaluate and analyze applications applying the evaluation criteria and submit their assessments to the program office. Then, the program office will gather and consider the results of the evaluations according to the technical merit, budget review/cost analysis, program-specific, past performance, and other review criteria, and assign ratings. The program office will recommend the initial selection of projects for the FMCSA Administrator's review. Finally, the FMCSA Administrator will select awards for the Secretary's review and approval.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
FMCSA will first screen all applications received by the due date to determine if the application is eligible. In addition to the eligibility criteria, FMCSA subject matter experts will review all eligible applications using the following Merit Evaluation Criteria: Technical Merit Criteria; Budget Cost Analysis Criteria; Program-Specific Criteria; Past Performance Criteria; and Other Review Information.
How may assistance be used?
1. Course Development: Training courses to be developed and delivered using appropriately credentialed/qualified personnel. 2. Delivery Methods: Courses to be offered via Instructor Led Training (ILT), Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), Web-based training (WBT), or a combination of these options. 3. Curriculum Development: Development of curricula and supporting materials to be accomplished for each delivery platform. 4. Subject Matter Expertise: Experienced and subject matter expertise of core personnel in the design, development, and delivery of curricula and instructional materials for adult learners across course delivery methods (ILT, VILT, WBT).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The grant/cooperative agreement terms and conditions outline the reporting requirements that the recipient must meet after award. Reporting responsibilities include quarterly program performance reports using the Performance Progress Report (SF-PPR). Recipients must submit performance reports electronically through GrantSolutions.
Not applicable.
The retention of comprehensive students records in a secure, but accessible, electronic format is a requirement under CMVETS. FMCSA must be aware of individuals who have passed the necessary courses relevant to the CMV safety activity they will be performing as access to pertinent FMCSA information systems and processes by these individuals will be required. As such, electronic training records, for the purposes of CMVETS, must be maintained and made available to FMCSA upon request. Records retention must be in accordance with Federal requirements, and follow FMCSA's Records Management Policy. Recipients must detail how they will address this requirement and will be required to submit a record retention policy to FMCSA for approval post-award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance is the Federal fiscal year in which the award is made plus four additional fiscal years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Grants Management Office (MC-BG), 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, West Building, Washington, DC 20590
Headquarters Office
Thomas Martin
U.S. Department of Transportation,
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Grants Management Office (MC-BG),
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, West Building
Washington, DC 20590 USA
Phone: 202 366-0621
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22$5,000,000.00; FY 23 est $5,000,000.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; FY 21 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FMCSA anticipates making approximately 3 awards totaling $5,000,000 subject to the availability of funds.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2023 CMVETS funding will demonstrate and document how comprehensive training will be provided to non-Federal personnel in the commercial motor vehicle safety areas identified within the program. Funds under the CMVETS will only be awarded to non-profit entities. Where appropriate, CMVETS funding should demonstrate how proposed projects will address the objectives of climate change/sustainability and support/advance equity in transportation, particularly in underserved communities. Eligible Projects The objective of the HP-ETS grant program is to train non-Federal employees who conduct CMV enforcement activities in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Out-of-Service criteria; and to develop related training materials to increase awareness and education on CMV safety and otherwise improve CMV safety.


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