FY 2012 Performance and Information System Management (PRISM) Grant Opportunity

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)'s Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) grant program provides financial assistance to State commercial motor vehicle (CMV) registration and enforcement agencies that conduct two interrelated tasks to promote CMV



The first is by determining the safety fitness of a motor carrier when licensing or registering the carrier or by determining the safety fitness while the license or registration is in effect.

The second activity is by denying, suspending, or revoking CMV registrations of a motor carrier that has been issued an operations out-of-service order by FMCSA.

FMCSA announces this grant opportunity based on authorities provided for in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:
A Legacy For Users, Pub.


No.109-59, sections 4101(c), 4109, 119 Stat.

1144, 1715, 1720 (2005).

PRISM grants are governed by Title 49 31106 and 31109, as amended.

The Agency will inform applicants if new authorizing legislation changes its grant programs for fiscal year (FY) 201 2.
Related Programs

Performance and Registration Information Systems Management

Department of Transportation

Agency: DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Estimated Funding: $5,000,000

Who's Eligible

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FY 2012 Performance and Information System Management (PRISM) Grant Opportunity

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants are limited to state agencies in states that authorize capital punishment and that conduct, or will conduct prosecutions in which capital punishment is sought.

For the state agency to be eligible, its state must have an “effective system” for providing competent legal representation for indigent defendants in capital cases.

An “effective system” is defined in 42 U.S.C.

§ 14163(e) as a system that invests the responsibility for appointing qualified attorneys to represent indigent defendants in capital cases either: (A) In a public defender program that relies on staff attorneys, members of the private bar, or both, to provide representation in capital cases; (B) In an entity established by statute or by the highest state court with jurisdiction in criminal cases, which is composed of individuals with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in capital cases, except for individuals employed as prosecutors; or (C) Pursuant to a statutory procedure enacted before the date of the enactment of the CCLI Act] [October 30, 2002] under which the trial judge is required to appoint qualified attorneys from a roster maintained by a state or regional selection committee or similar entity.

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