Fuel Tax Evasion-Intergovernmental Enforcement Effort

To increase intergovernmental activities and enforcement efforts among public agencies to reduce Federal fuel tax evasion.

Funds made available shall be used only to expand or enhance intergovernmental efforts to increase motor fuel tax enforcement and payments; to supplement motor fuel tax examinations
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and criminal investigations; and to increase research and training in the area of Federal fuel tax evasion.

Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

Any funds administered under this program shall be used in accordance with the specifications in OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles Applicable to State, local and Indian Tribal Governments.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, U.S.

Territories and possessions, other public agencies including an Indian tribe or pueblo, the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and possessions, other public agencies including an Indian tribe or pueblo, the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Applicants must submit all proposals electronically through www.Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Awards are made annually through fiscal year 2009.An interagency review group will be established to review all proposals after the application deadline. FHWA and IRS will jointly recommend and approve projects for Federal funding for fuel tax evasion intergovernmental enforcement efforts. States selected to receive funding will enter into negotiations with FHWA and be required to enter into a project agreement with FHWA.


Not available at this time.


Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C. Section 1101 (a)(21).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The approval/disapproval time will take approximately 2 months.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects will not be funded for a period of more than 2 years.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual reports will required for each project and will be outlined in the project agreement.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, Audits of State, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations,nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards, will have a single or a program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 in a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requriemtns for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.


Participating agencies must keep records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $1,000,000; FY 08 $1,000,000 and FY 09 $1,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Minimum: $10,000 Maximum: $250,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Program Manager, Office of Transportation Policy Studies (HPTS), Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh St. S.W., Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone: (202) 366-9234.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative proposals to reduce fuel tax evasion and increase collaboration and coordination among several public agencies. Priority will be given to proposals that involve more than one public agency.

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