Federal Highway Safety Data Improvements Incentive Grants


To encourage States to adopt effective programs to improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, and accessibility of State data.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 11/07/2006 (program has been phased out)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
Initial grant projects still active; information not available.
Highway Safety Act of 1998, as amended, 23 U.S.C 411.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State Highway Safety agencies.
A State submits certification and application that it meets 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
NHTSA Regional Administrator coordinates qualification process with the Office of State and Community Services. 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
The State submits certification and application that it meets eligibility requirements. After being informed that it is eligible, the State submits to the agency a plan that describes the program it will implement using the funds.
Award Procedure
Awards will be made by the NHTSA Regional Administrator.
Application proposals must be submitted by January 15 each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The Program plan should be submitted by September 1 if eligibility has been approved.
Not applicable.
States are eligible for funding for up to 4 years under this program. Certifications and plans must be approved each year.
How are proposals selected?
States must meet criteria established by statute and regulation.
How may assistance be used?
Incentive grant funds are available to States to implement effective programs to implement data improvement programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual program plan for next year's funding must include a progress report on the prior year's program and accomplishments.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities (including universities) that expend $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, with certain exceptions as stated in OMB Circular No. A-133. 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 project contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents pending resolution of audit findings.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Under the 411 program, the first year basic grant for Option A is up to $125,000, for Option B not less than $250,000, for Option C up to $25,000, and for subsequent years not less than $225,000. The Federal share shall not exceed 75 percent in the first and second years, 50 percent in the third and fourth years, and 25 percent in the fifth and subsequent years.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the electronic transfer of funds method of payment. Funds placed in obligation are available until expended.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses Regional Offices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Headquarters Office
Marlene Markison, Associate Administrator for State and Community Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-2121.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $5,000,000; FY 03 est $0; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000 to $250,000. Average: $50,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
23 CFR 1309, 1313.
Examples of Funded Projects
Funds can only be used to implement data improvement programs and traffic records.


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