Driver's License Security Grant Program
This program provides funding to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states and territories issue. The program is intended to address a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to improve the integrity and security of State-issued driver?s licenses (DL) and identification cards (IC).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program.
State, U.S. Territory and local governments, intrastate, interstate, small business, general public, other public institution/organizations.
If required, will be identified in the program guidance/solicitation. The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Applications are reviewed by DHS policy and grant management staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant, and award processed.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Restricted to State Driver’s License Agencies (DLA), also known as State Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) that are responsible for issuing driver's licenses. Other eligible applicants include State Public Safety Agencies or Departments, which may apply on behalf of the State DMV/MVA.
Funds may be used in accordance with uses defined in the program guidance document/application kit. Allowable funding categories include: management and administration, planning, equipment, and maintenance and sustainment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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 These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency no later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years after the grant has been closed or until an audit has been conducted that does not show any questionable costs.
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 for DLSGP grants is 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need. Payment based on Project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Grant Programs Directorate
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472-3615 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Will be identified in the solicitation/program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circulars Nos., A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.
Examples of Funded Projects