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FMCSA awards $80M in CMV safety grants

Sept. 14, 2022
U.S. DOT’s High Priority grants will go to governments and organizations to fund projects, technology, and research to make commercial motor vehicles and transportation safer in the nation. Here’s a complete list of where the money is going.

More than $80 million in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) High Priority Grant Program was awarded to various governments and organizations to strengthen commercial motor vehicle safety initiatives, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced.

Under the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, the grant program invests in innovative technology, supports research, and funds other projects that positively impact commercial motor vehicle safety, according to FMCSA.

HP grant funds are awarded to states, local governments, federally recognized Native American tribes, political jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible groups. This financial assistance supplements carrier safety activities and projects, including those that:

  • Improve the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials.
  • Improve safe transportation of goods and persons in foreign commerce.
    • Demonstrate new technologies to improve CMV safety. 
      • Technology advancements to enhance CMV operator awareness of roadway hazards and truck parking availability.
        • Support participation in performance and registration information systems management.
          • Conduct safety data improvement projects.
            • Increase public awareness and education on CMV safety.
              • Target unsafe driving of CMVs in areas identified as high-risk crash corridors, including roadway work zones.
                • Improve CMV safety and compliance with CMV safety regulations.

                  High Priority activities also support the efforts outlined in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which FMCSA said will make historic investments in U.S. infrastructure and competitiveness. The CMV safety and research investments conducted under the HP program and funded through infrastructure law also advance the DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy

                  All HP applications undergo a series of reviews before award selection. See the FMCSA’s grant program page for additional information on the discretionary application announcement, review, and approval process. 

                  Here is the list of 2022 HP grant awards:

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