Medical Programs

To develop, promote, and determine physical/medical qualifications for commercial drivers and medical examiners in support of safety program goals, priorities and initiatives; provide technical expertise and advice in the development and deployment of medical/physical qualification standards, including
the development of regulations, regulatory guidance, and implementation plans; develop and implement exemption programs for medical/physical standards.

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.

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.

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

Federal, State Agency, authority, association, institution, for-profit or non-profit corporation, organization, foreign country, or person.

Assistance must be used for its intended purpose.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, State and local governments, universities, colleges, non-profit and for profit commercial organizations, and the general public.


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

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. None

Award Procedures

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


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


Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, Section 411.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Times will be identified in each cooperative agreement.


Not Applicable.


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

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no specific matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

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

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


Monitoring is determined by the Program Office.


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. Audits will be in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133, including institutions of higher education and other non-profit institutions receiving federal awards; 48 CFR Part 31 (Federal Acquisition Regulations) for "for-profit" organizations other than hospitals or other organizations named in 2 CFR Part 230; and commercial organizations shall be audited in accordance with OMB Circular A-133.


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



(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $15,000; FY 11 est $15,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The average grant is $15,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

49 U.S.C. 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


Headquarters Office

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Office of Administration/ National Training Center 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (1-800) 832-5660

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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

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