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.
In FY 2007, 11 States and Puerto Rico received Section 164 transfer funds.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds transferred from NHTSA must be used for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures or enforcement of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence DUI) and other related laws.
A state may elect to use all or part of its transferred funds for activities eligible under Section 152 Hazard Elimination program.
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
State Highway Safety agencies.
If a State has not enacted and is not enforcing a Repeat Intoxicated Driver Law, then a state meets eligibility requirements. 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 the funds.
Aplication and Award Process
NHTSA Regional Administrators coordinate the qualification process with the Office of Injury Control Operations and Resources.
This program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.
If a state has not enacted and is not enforcing a Repeat Intoxicated driver Law, then a state meets eligibility requirements. After being informed that it is eligible, the state submits to the agency a plan that describes the program it will implement using the funds.
Awards will be made by the NHTSA Regional Administrator.
States must have a compliant law by September 30 each year.
Highway Safety Act of 1998 as amended, 23 U.S.C. 164.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applicant should receive a response from the agency between 30 to 90 days.
States are eligible for funding for the penalty for up to four years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
If a State has not enacted or is not enforcing a repeat intoxicated offender law by September 30 of each fiscal year, it will receive a transfer in the amount of three-percent of the funds apportioned to the State under section 402.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the electronic transfer of funds method of payment. Funds placed in obligation are available until expended.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual report required under the section 402 State and Community Highway Safety formula grant program must include a progress report on the prior year's program and accomplishments.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, Audits of State and Local governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt for Federal audit requirements for that year. For direct procurement contracts, audit will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
The project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years following submission of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables.
(Grants) FY 07 $124,501,824; FY 08 and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$2,299,000 to $47,500,000. Average: $7,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
23 CFR 1270.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of NHTSA.
Marlene Markison, Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and Program Delivery, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-2121.
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