About $ 80 million will be allocated by FMCSA to improve commercial vehicles' safety.
"These awards of nearly $80 million represent the highest funding level for these critical safety grants to enhance commercial motor vehicle and road safety," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
The grants will be directed to states and educational institutions. It should be noted that these grants have the highest level of funding in the CMV's safety sector.
FMCSA has determined the distribution of funds in the following areas:
- $45 million in high priority (H.P.) grants to improve the safety of commercial vehicles in the states, including the development of technology capabilities in states;
- $32.7 million to improve the efficiency in developing the National Commercial Driving License Program (CDL) under the National Commercial Driving License Program (CDLPI);
- $2 million will be allocated to 20 educational institutions under the Commercial Vehicle Operator Safety Education (CMVOST) program to train veterans to drive commercial buses and trucks.
It should be noted that states and local communities receive about 60% of FMCSA funding in the form of grants aimed at improving truck safety.
"This critical funding will support FMCSA's state and local safety partners and illustrates the Trump Administration's commitment to reducing crashes and improving safety on America's roadways. These funds will go directly to where they are needed the most—our states, local communities, and educational institutions," said FMCSA Deputy Administrator Jim Mullen.
To learn more about FMCSA grants, visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mission/grants