High Priority Activities Program

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$432,500,000.00
Bureau Name Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Funding Mechanism Grant and Cooperative Agreement
New? No
Funding Mechanism Grant and Cooperative Agreement

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Year of award + two years or year of award + four years, depending on the priority
Recipients States, local governments, Federally recognized Tribes, other political jurisdictions as necessary, and any person
Program Description The High Priority Activities grant program is a discretionary (competitive) grant program designed to provide Federal financial assistance to enhance States' commercial vehicle safety plan activities, including commercial vehicle inspections, traffic enforcement, and outreach while supporting innovative technology development and/or new project(s) not included in the commercial vehicle safety plan that will have a positive impact on commercial vehicle safety. Other applicants, such as academia and safety associations are also eligible for these grants that improve safety. Overall this grant supports safety programs and innovative technology deployment with a goal of increasing efficiency improvements in exchanging commercial vehicle safety data.
Eligible Uses The grant program provides financial assistance to carry out activities and projects that augment motor carrier safety which include: supporting participation in performance and registration information systems management; conducting safety data improvement projects; increasing public awareness and education on commercial vehicle safety; targeting unsafe driving in areas identified as high risk crash corridors; improving the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials; improving safe transportation of goods and persons in foreign commerce; demonstrating new technologies to improve commercial vehicle safety; and otherwise improving safety and compliance with commercial vehicle safety regulations; and to support and maintain commercial safety information systems and networks. link
Statutory Location 23001
Federal Cost Share Requirement Federal share is at least 85 percent.