Minimum Penalties for Repeat Offenders for Driving While Intoxicated

 

To encourage States to enact and enforce Repeat Intoxicated Offender laws.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.608
Federal Agency/Office
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 2016 funds used by States for NHTSA programs are designated for alcohol impaired driving programs and are subject to 23 U.S.C. Section 402 requirements. States spent funds on enforcing laws prohibiting driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, or other related laws or regulations, including the purchase of equipment, officer training and the use of additional personnel for specific alcohol impaired driving countermeasures. States spent monies on alcohol impaired driving countermeasures including paid media to support the alcohol impaired driving countermeasures.
Fiscal Year 2017 The California Office of Traffic safety awarded sub-grants to the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control for alcohol education and awareness programs, which focused on middle school through college age students.
Fiscal Year 2018 States can use these penalty transfer funds for any eligible Section 402 impaired driving countermeasure. States work with their legislatures to enact and enforce repeat offender laws.
Authorization
Highway Safety Act of 1998 as amended, 23 U.S.C. 164
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State Highway Safety agencies.
Credentials/Documentation
If a State has not enacted and is not enforcing a Repeat Intoxicated Driver Law, then a state meets eligibility requirements. After being informed by NHTSA that it is subject to the penalty transfer eligible for a grant, the State submits to the agency a split letter advising the agency of the intent to split funds between alcohol programs or hazard elimination programs (FHWA).
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. Section 164 funds must be used solely for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures permissible under NHTSA Section 402 formula grant program or for FHWA's Highway Safety Improvement Program (SHIP) eligible activities (hazard elimination).
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. NHTSA Office of Regional Operations and Program Delivery coordinates the program with the Federal Highway Administration. The program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.
Award Procedure
Once the State provides a split letter to NHTSA, the State will be given access to the transfer funds and can obligate the funds
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds transferred from NHTSA must be used for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures or enforcement of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence DUI) and other related laws. A state may elect to use all or part of its transferred funds for activities eligible under Section 152 Hazard Elimination program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
The project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years following submission of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 23 Part 164

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 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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
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 NHTSA.
Headquarters Office
Jamie D. Pfister
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NTI-200
Washington, DC 20590 US
Jamie.Pfister@dot.gov
Phone: (202) 366-5424
Website Address
http://www.nhtsa/whatsup/fedassist/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-8020-0-7-401
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$62,207,643.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$60,293,336.00; FY 16$0.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18$62,207,643.00; FY 19 est $62,207,643.00; FY 20 FY 17$60,293,336.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 est $62,207,643.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The grants range were from $2,489,000 - $54,546,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
23 CFR 1270.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 2016 Impaired Drivers’ violators courses, enforcing the state’s impaired driving laws, sobriety checkpoints, training in standardized field sobriety testing, and enforcement participation in the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown over the Labor Day holiday.
Fiscal Year 2017 The California Office of Traffic safety awarded sub-grants to the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control for alcohol education and awareness programs, which focused on middle school through college age students.
Fiscal Year 2018 This is a penalty transfer program for States with laws that do not conform with statutory requirements. States can use these transfer funds for any eligible Section 402 alcohol impaired driving countermeasures.
Fiscal Year 2019 Since this is a penalty transfer program for States that don't conform with statutory requirements, States used these transfer funds for any eligible Section 402 alcohol impaired driving countermeasures.

 



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