Crash Data Improvement Program


To improve the collection and analysis of truck and bus crash data and ensure that complete, accurate and timely data are available for analysis in the United States.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/02/2006 (Budget authority expired for next fiscal year)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary).
Program Accomplishments
Since 2002, 27 states received $9.2 million in awards.
Motor Carrier Improvement Act OF 1999, Section 225.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
A qualified state of the United States and the District of Columbia.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public.
Certification by the state that it meets the conditions for grant approval. Submission of a state's proposal addressing the improvement of the collection and analysis of truck and bus data within the state. Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
To be eligible for grants, states must satisfactorily complete the application process. A panel will review the application and decide whether to accept, reject or request the state revise the application. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
File with the FMCSA Analysis Division a proposal with deliverables and a FMCSA MCSAP-2 agreement, which includes certification of eligibility and the state commercial vehicle safety plan. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular A-110.
Award Procedure
The amount of the crash data improvement program grant to a state will be determined by FMCSA based on the availability of funds, and the eligibility of the state. States will be required to sign a grant agreement.
Applications may be filed throughout the fiscal year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 120 days.
Application for a grant must either be made annually or upon demonstration that prior crash data improvement grants have met their goals.
How are proposals selected?
The aplicant must meet the statutory and administrative requirements contained in 49 CFR 350. The state plan must provide for an effective safety program. Applicant must have a completed project plan, including an account of state funding levels.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance to the states for implementation of programs to ensure availability of complete, accurate and timely data on truck and bus crashes.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly activity reports are required to be filed with the FMCSA division office.
In accordance with OMB Circular A-133, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 in Federal awards in a year are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133.
Records of all program activities covered the state's crash data improvement plan and statistics pertaining to commercial motor vehicle accidents. Such reports must be kept for three years following the year of funding.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are available for up to two years. Obligations to a state will remain available for expenditure for the fiscal years in which they were obligated, plus the next full fiscal year. Time extensions can be made to grants upon the state's written request and with program office approval.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Betsy Benkowski, FMCSA, 400 7th Street SW, Washington DC 20950 phone: 202-366-5387.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(grants) FY 04 $1,762,153; FY 05 $4,800,000; and FY 06 est $4,800,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each stae must recieve a minumum of .005 per cent, but no more than 12 per cent, or funds available for each year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
49 CFR 386-399, FMCSA regulations; 49 CFR 100-180, Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Examples of Funded Projects
Revision of State's crash report form; Expediting processing of truck and bus crasher; Management of CVARS; Purchasing equipment to support CVARS.


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