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FMCSA awards over $70 million in grants

States and educational institutions among recipients

Posted October 4, 2017

Over $70 million in grants has been awarded to states and educational institutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to further motor carrier safety.

The funds are broken down as follows:

  • $41.5 million in High Priority (HP) grants
  • $30.7 million in Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation (CDLPI) grants
  • $1 million in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training grants

FMCSA’s HP grant program consists of:

  • HP-Commercial Motor Vehicle (HP-CMV) grants assist state commercial vehicle safety efforts, and
  • HP-Innovative Technology Deployment (HP-ITD) grants help to advance CMV technology, including the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications.

FMCSA’s CDLPI grant program provides funds to states in order to carry out federal driver’s licensing requirements in order to improve the national CDL program.

The agency’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training grant program awards funds to a variety of educational institutions that provide commercial truck and bus driving training. Nine education institutions received grants to help train veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. It is projected that the grants will provide training for more than 350 students.

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