See "Uses and Use Restrictions" above.
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|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Georgia Department Of Public Safety||$ 352,877||   ||2016-09-02||2018-11-01|
|Motor Vehicles, Virginia Department Of||$ 300,025||   ||2016-09-02||2018-09-30|
|Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency||$ 299,400||   ||2016-09-02||2018-08-31|
|Public Safety, Mississippi Department Of||$ 250,000||   ||2016-09-02||2018-03-31|
|Motor Vehicles, Connecticut Department Of||$ 143,455||   ||2016-09-02||2018-01-30|
|Transportation And Public Facilities, Alaska Department Of||$ 164,509||   ||2016-09-02||2017-09-30|
|Transportation, Connecticut Department Of||$ 282,648||   ||2016-09-02||2017-09-30|
|State Police, Louisiana Department Of||$ 354,180||   ||2015-09-18||2017-09-30|
|Transportation, New Jersey Dept Of||$ 328,577||   ||2015-09-25||2017-09-30|
|Public Safety, Mississippi Department Of||$ 0||   ||2014-09-12||2017-09-30|
Improve the overall quality of CMV crash and inspection data.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Examples of uses for funding include: hire staff to manage data quality improvement programs, revise outdated crash report forms, hire staff to code and enter safety data, train law enforcement officers in collecting crash data, develop software to transfer data from the State repository SAFETYNET and purchase software for field data collection and data transfer.
Eligible applicants include State Departments of Public Safety, Departments of Transportation, or State Law Enforcement Agencies in any of the fifty States and the District of Columbia.
The State agency must clearly articulate a goal that is related to the quality of State CMV crash and inspection data.
Project objectives must be clearly articulated, time-limited, action-oriented, measurable and achievable.
Project plans must include performance measures for monitoring the improvement in the quality of State-reported CMV safety data.
Federal, State and local entities are the beneficiary.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov to apply for funding at: www.grants.gov/applicants/get _registered.jsp. Registration with grants.gov may take two to five days before the system will allow access to the grant application package. Applications should be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided and must be submitted electronically to FMCSA through the Grants.gov website.
An evaluation panel will select award recipients based on an overall application score outlined in the application package, the potential for improvement of national Safety data collection and reporting rates, and the total funding available.
Application deadlines are posted to Grants.gov and are included in the application package. Grant awards are contingent upon Congressional approval of Fiscal Year budgets.
49 U.S.C. 31102.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
If basic eligibility criteria are met and funds are available, discussion with potential grantees continues until the project plan is mutually acceptable.
Appeals will be considered upon demonstration that the proposal meets SaDIP grant eligibility criteria and the State Safety Data Quality measures have been addressed.
Renewals or request for extensions to the grant period of performance can be made through the FMCSA State Division Offices.
Formula and Matching Requirements
The recipient may request monthly reimbursements of costs incurred in the performance of the grant-funded project, as are allowable under the applicable cost provisions under 49 CFR Part 18. The cost sharing is 20% State contribution and 80% Federal contribution.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The initial grant period of performance is typically 18 months; grant program extensions are allowable and funds are available until expended.
Post Assistance Requirements
The recipient shall submit quarterly reports on the 15th of the month following the end of the quarter being reported.
The recipient is responsible for ensuring that independent audits are conducted in accordance with the existing Federal auditing and reporting standards set forth in OMB Circular A-133. The audit report must be submitted to the FMCSA to support the indirect cost proposal.
The recipient shall make available to FMCSA copies of all work developed in performance with the grant, including but not limited to software and data. The FMCSA shall have rights pursuant to 49 CFR Part 18 Section 18.34.
FY 07 $3,000,000; FY 08 $3,000,000; and FY 09 $3,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $5,000 - $500,000. Average amount of award $250,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Section 4128 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) established the SaDIP grant opportunity. The legislation provides discretionary funding for States to improve the quality of crash and inspection data for large trucks and buses reported by States to FMCSA, as described in 49 U.S.C. Section 31102. The funding is codified in 49 U.S.C. Section 31104.
Regional or Local Office
Refer to the FMCSA Field Office Roster at the FMCSA website for your FMCSA State Division Office (http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/contact/offices/displayfieldroster.asp)
Betsy Benkowski, State Safety Data Quality Program Manager; Office of Analysis, Research and Technology-Analysis Division (MC-RRA); FMCSA 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., W68-324, Washington, DC 20590; Telephone: (202) 366-5387.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The criteria for selecting proposals are defined in the evaluation criteria included with the full application package available on Grants.gov; criteria are based on the defined goals and objectives included in, and the feasibility and cost effectiveness of, the proposed project plan.
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