Under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:
A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) passed in 2005; Congress increased funding for Highway Use Tax Evasion Projects to assist in the enforcement of excise tax evasion at the Federal and State level.
As part of the legislation,
a new program was created entitled Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts.
Annually, $2 million in funds will be awarded through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Each year, there has been an average of 13 grants for the $2,000,000 each year.
These grants went to States with innovative proposals for increasing collaboration and coordination among several public agencies to combat motor fuel tax evasion.
In most cases the States have seen an increase in revenue as a result of the programs and initiatives.
FHWA is seeking applications for Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts in FY 201 2. This notice will present guidelines for program applications.