Incentive Grant Program to Increase Motorcyclist Safety

 

Encouraged States to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce the number of single and multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.612
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: States used these funds for motorcyclist safety training and motorcyclist awareness programs, including improvements of training curricula, delivery of training, recruitment or retention of motorcyclist safety instructors, and public awareness and outreach programs. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2010, Public Law 109-59.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This Grant was available to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State Highway Safety Agencies.
Credentials/Documentation
Eligibility for the Section 2010 grants were based on 6 specified grant criteria. To qualify for a Section 2010 grant for the first fiscal year the State seeks to qualify, it must demonstrate compliance with at least 1 of the 6 grant criteria. To qualify for a Section 2010 grant for the second and subsequent fiscal years that it seeks to qualify, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least 2 of the 6 grant criteria. A State would submit information unique to each criterion for which it chooses to demonstrate compliance. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. To apply for grant funds in a fiscal year, a State submitted a completed application to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator by the due date. NHTSA reviewed each State's application for compliance with Section 2010 and notify qualifying States in writing of grant awards. Upon initial review of the application, the proposed procedures would allow NHTSA to request additional information from the State prior to making a determination of award in order to clarify compliance with the statutory criteria and grant application procedures. SAFETEA-LU specifies that the amount of a grant made to a State for a fiscal year under this grant program may not be less than $100,000 and may not exceed 25 percent of the amount apportioned to the State for fiscal year 2003 under section 402 of title 23, United States Code. However, the release of the full grant amounts under Section 2010 iwere subject to the availability of funding for each fiscal year.
Award Procedure
NHTSA reviewed each State's application for compliance with Section 2010 and notify qualifying States in writing of grant awards. Once the State is notified, it will submit 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 were available until expended.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Certifications were submitted each year showing that changes have not been made to any information related to the criterion or criteria previously satisfied. A State may certify each subsequent year of the grant program.
How are proposals selected?
SAFETEA-LU provided that a State qualify for a grant under the Section 2010 by satisfying one or more of six criteria. States must satisfy one criterion in the first year and two criteria in the subsequent years. In sum, the criteria are: (1) offering effective motorcycle rider training courses, (2) developing an effective motorcyclists awareness program, (3) showing a reduction in of fatalities and crashes involving motorcycles, (4) implementing an impaired driving program, (5) showing a reduction of fatalities and accidents involving impaired motorcyclists, and/or (6) showing that all fees collected from motorcyclists are used for motorcyclists safety training and motorcycle awareness. A State must submit documents unique to each criterion the State wishes to qualify showing how the State demonstrates compliance with the criterion.
How may assistance be used?
As specified in SAFETEA-LU, a State used Section 2010 grant funds only for motorcyclist safety training and motorcyclist awareness programs, including: (1) Improvements to motorcyclist safety training curricula; (2) Improvements in program delivery of motorcycle training to both urban and rural areas (including procurement or repair of practice motorcycles; instructional materials; mobile training units; and leasing or purchasing facilities for closed-course motorcycle skill training); (3) Measures designed to increase the recruitment or retention of motorcyclist safety training instructors; and (4) Public awareness, public service announcements, and other outreach programs to enhance driver awareness of motorcyclists. A State used Section 2010 grant funds only for motorcyclist safety training and motorcyclist awareness programs, including: (1) Improvements to motorcyclist safety training curricula; (2) Improvements in program delivery of motorcycle training to both urban and rural areas (including procurement or repair of practice motorcycles; instructional materials; mobile training units; and leasing or purchasing facilities for closed-course motorcycle skill training); (3) Measures designed to increase the recruitment or retention of motorcyclist safety training instructors; and (4) Public awareness, public service announcements, and other outreach programs to enhance driver awareness of motorcyclists.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. SF-425. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are entered directly into the ROPD Grants Management System. No performance monitoring is required.
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. For direct procurement contracts, audits will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Records
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
Statutory Formula: Title 23, Chapter 402.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Headquarters Office
Mary D. Gunnels, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NTI-200, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: maggi.gunnels@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-2121.
Website Address
http://www.nhtsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-8020-0-7-401.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - No new grant awards made using SAFETEA-LU funds.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range for these grants are $100,000 - $482,959.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2010, Public Law 109-59. Regulations are forthcoming and were published in the 23 CFR Part 1350.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: The following are examples of funded projects: 1. motorcyclist safety training; 2. motorcyclist awareness programs; 3. improvements of training curricula; 4. delivery of training; and 5. recruitment or retention of motorcyclist safety instructors. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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