The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Commercial Driver's License Program Implementation (CDLPI) grant program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to solicit applications from State agencies, local governments, as well as other persons and
organizations representing government agencies that support CDLPI activities.
The goal of the national Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program is to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes in the United States by ensuring that only qualified drivers are eligible to receive and retain a CDL.
This goal focuses on maintaining the concept that for every driver, there is only one driving record and only one licensing document, commonly referred to as "One Driver One License One Record".
States are required to conduct knowledge and skills testing before issuing a CDL; to maintain a complete and accurate driver history record for anyone who obtains a CDL; and to impose driver disqualifications as appropriate.