Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center

FMCSA s National Training Center (NTC) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of motor carrier safety training to enhance the capabilities of participating Federal, State, and local government officials.

NTC s goal is to reduce fatalities, injuries, and commercial
vehicle crashes and to provide high quality motor carrier safety and law enforcement training to its customers.

The NTC provides training in the areas of commercial driver and vehicle inspection, drug interdiction, intelligent transportation systems, compliance and enforcement, highway safety, education and outreach, and program management and support.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Training for motor carrier safety and law enforcement customers in the areas of commercial driver and vehicle inspection, drug interdiction, intelligent transportation systems, compliance and enforcement, highway safety, education and outreach, and program management and support.

Fiscal Year 2010: Training for motor carrier safety and law enforcement customers in the areas of commercial driver and vehicle inspection, drug interdiction, intelligent transportation systems, compliance and enforcement, highway safety, education and outreach, and program management and support.

Fiscal Year 2011: Training for motor carrier safety and law enforcement customers in the areas of commercial driver and vehicle inspection, drug interdiction, intelligent transportation systems, compliance and enforcement, highway safety, education and outreach, and program management and support.


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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds shall be used in accordance with the requirements identified in each projects.

Projects shall be authorized to meet the objectives of FMCSA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

68 - Transportation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

10 - Federal, 14 - State, 15 - Local, 20 - Public nonprofit institution/organization, 21 - Other public institution/organization, 35 - Profit organization, 36 - Private nonprofit institution/organization, 39 - Anyone/general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants are required to satisfy all DOT/FMCSA s standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions for financial assistance programs application and conduct. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Submission of the standard forms as required by grants.gov and any special information required by each project.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Completed cooperative agreement proposals shall include the appropriate SF 424R suite of forms, Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; Drug Free Workplace Requirements, Lobbying Statements; and any other certifications required by the project.

Award Procedures

Awards will be made on the basis of proposal evaluations and in accordance with the provisions in each project.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, Sections 401-408, Public Law 97-242, as amended by Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century , Public Law 105-178 , 49 U.S.C 31108, as amended by Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1992 , Public Law 102-240, 49 U.S.C 2301.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval/Disapproval times will be identified in each cooperative agreement.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the DOT/FMCSA.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 49 CFR, Part 31.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Agreements are usually 12 to 36 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and other records of grantees or sub-grantees generally should be retained by all parties for three years. If any litigation, claim, negotiations, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues, or until the end of the regular three year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8158-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $500,000; FY 10 est $300,000; FY 11 est $200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

49 USC 31108, "Motor Carrier Research and Technology Program;" OMB Circular A-122; OMB Circular A-21; and OMB Circular A-97; and 48 CFR Part 31

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Joseph DeLorenzo, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: (703) 235-0506.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals will be based on the cost of the project, qualification of principal investigator and institution, relevance to program s objectives and uses, or merit.



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