State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grants
Encouraged States to adopt and implement effective programs to improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration and accessibility of State data; to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to make such improvements; to link these State data systems, including traffic records, with other data systems within the State; and to improve the compatibility of the State data systems with national data systems and data systems of other States to enhance the ability to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: States used these funds to improve the timeliness , accuracy, and accessibility of State data that’s needed to identify priorities for national, State and local highway and traffic safety programs. Funds were used to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to make such improvements; to link State data systems with other data systems within the State and to improve the compatibility of State data systems with national data systems and data systems of other States. States could only use these funds to implement such data improvement programs. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, 23 U.S.C 408.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
To qualify for a first-year grant, a State demonstrated that it has an established multi-disciplinary highway safety data and traffic records coordinating committee; a developed multi-year safety data and traffic records strategic plan, approved by the coordinating committee and containing performance-based measures; certify that the State has adopted and is using the model data elements determined by the Secretary to be useful, or certify that grant funds will be used toward adopting and using the most elements practicable. To qualify for a subsequent-year grant, a State must certify that an assessment or audit of the State traffic records system has been conducted or updated within the preceding 5 years; certify that the coordinating committee continues to operate and supports the multi-year plan; specify how the grant funds and any other funds of the State will support the multi-year strategic plan; demonstrate measurable progress toward achieving the goals and objectives identified in the multi-year plan; and submit a report, showing measurable progress in the implementation of the multi-year plan. The 50 States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Indian tribes through the Bureau of Indian Affairs are eligible to apply for a grant.
State Highway Safety Agencies.
A State would submit information unique to each criterion for which it chooses to demonstrate compliance. 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 these funds. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply for a first fiscal year grant, a State must submit the certification required by Appendix 1, signed by the Governor's Representative for Safety, to the appropriate NHTSA Administrator no later than June 15 of the fiscal year. To apply for a successive fiscal year grant, a State must submit the certification required by Appendix 2, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, to the appropriate NHTSA Administrator no later than June 15 of the fiscal year.
NHTSA will review each State's application for compliance with section 408 and notify qualifying States in writing of grant awards. SAFETEA-LU provides that the amount of each first fiscal year grant shall be the higher of $300,000 or an amount determined by multiplying the amount appropriated to carry out the section 408 Program for that fiscal year by the ratio that the funds appropriated to the State under Section 402 for FY 2003 bears to the funds apportioned to all eligible States under Section 402 for FY 2003. Each State that qualifies for a successive fiscal year shall be eligible to receive the higher of $500,000 or an amount determined by multiplying the amount appropriated to carry out the Section 408 Program for that fiscal year by the ratio that the funds apportioned to all eligible States under Section 402 for FY 2003.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
States are eligible for this grant for up to four years.
How are proposals selected?
SAFETEA-LU provided that a State may qualify for a grant under the section 406 by demonstrating that it had an established Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC), a multi-year safety data and traffic records strategic plan approved by the TRCC, certify that the State has adopted and is using the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) or certify that it will use grant funds toward adopting and using the most elements practicable. To qualify in subsequent years, a State certified that an assessment or audit of the State traffic records system had been conducted in the past five years, certified that the TRCC continues to support and operate the multi-year plan and submit a report showing measurable progress in the implementation of the multi-year plan.
How may assistance be used?
A State may use grant funds only to implement data improvement programs. A State may use grant funds only to implement data improvement programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. SF-425. The Annual Report required under Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety formula grant program must include a progress report on the prior year's program and accomplishments. SF-425. No performance monitoring is required.
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 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
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
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.
Mary D. Gunnels 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NTI-200, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 366-2121.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - States are spending down their Section 408 awards. No new money since FY 2012.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The ranges were $500.00- $2,344,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Public Law 109-59; 23 U.S.C. 408.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Projects included improving the compatibility of State data systems with national data systems and data systems of other States. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available