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Grants to USA State Agencies to Address Road Safety for Commercial Motor Vehicles

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
CFDA Number: 20.218
Funding or PIN Number: FM-MCG-24-001
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/21/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA state and territory government agencies for programs to address road safety for commercial motor vehicles. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support a range of grant programs that reduce road accidents, fatalities and injuries, and hazardous materials incidents involving commercial motor vehicles.

The goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) MCSAP, as provided in statute, is to ensure that the Secretary of Transportation, States, and U.S. Territories work in partnership to establish and maintain programs that improve motor carrier, commercial motor vehicle (CMV), and driver safety; and support an efficient surface transportation system by:

  1. Making targeted investments to promote safe CMV transportation, including the transportation of passengers and hazardous materials;
  2. Investing in activities likely to generate maximum reductions in the number and severity of CMV crashes and in fatalities resulting from such crashes;
  3. Adopting and enforcing effective and compatible (as defined in 49 CFR § 350.105) motor carrier, CMV, and driver safety laws, regulations, standards, and orders; and
  4. Assessing and improving Statewide performance of motor carrier, CMV, and driver safety by setting program goals and meeting performance standards, measures, and benchmarks (as defined in 49 CFR § 350.201(b).

For further program information and emphasis areas, see p. 5 of the RFP in Attached Files.


  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The MCSAP is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Specifically, only the State lead agency (as designated by the Governor) is eligible to apply for MCSAP grant funding by submitting a commercial vehicle safety plan (CVSP), in accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR 350.201 and 205.

Individuals and businesses are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
All MCSAP grant application materials are due to the Agency on August 21, 2023.

Submitting a MCSAP grant application is a two-step process using both and the eCVSP tool. Please note that FMCSA may not make a Federal award to a State lead agency until the State lead agency has submitted grant application materials to both and the eCVSP tool.

Applicants must complete registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and obtain a valid Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number before submitting an application in Both a valid SAM registration and UEI number are required to complete the MCSAP application components in

The CVSP is submitted separately via the Electronic Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (eCVSP) tool. A complete and accepted CVSP is required for MCSAP funding eligibility.

All FMCSA grant programs are cost-reimbursable, and all recipients must submit vouchers for reimbursement on at least a quarterly basis as required by the FAST Act.


Application and Award Process:

Award Criteria:

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For a list of relevant application documents see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
- Award Ceiling: $50,000,000
- Award Floor: $450,000

Contact Information
eCVSP Access:

Technical support for the eCVSP tool is available by calling 877-688-2984, option 3.

For more information related to this announcement or application submission, the State lead agency may contact:
- The FMCSA Division Office in its State;
- The FMCSA Grants Management Help Desk at (202) 366-0621 or via email at; or
- The State Programs Division at (202) 366-6274 or via email at questions:
Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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