Program Description

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) grant is a nationwide Federal financial assistance program intended to reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV) by training operators and future operators in the safe use of such vehicles.

General Program Requirements

Eligibility for CMVOST funding is limited to organizations which provide CMV operator training, including accredited public or private colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, post-secondary educational institutions, truck driver training schools, associations, and State and local governments, including Federally-recognized Native American Tribal governments. This NOFA is not being released to solicit proposals for the development of new CMV operator training programs.

Applications received from educational institutions not accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and applications not addressing the national priority will not be considered.

Individuals are not eligible to receive CMVOST funding.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The FMCSA utilizes for accepting program applications. All FY 2015 applications must be submitted electronically through this site; however, Applicants requiring additional accessibility or accommodation associated with submitting this grant application should contact the FMCSA Grants Management Office (GMO). Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

Program Contact Information

Selden Fritschner
Division Chief, MC-ESL

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number20.235
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)250 per year
Length of ProgramSubject to annual appropriation
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes. Tribes compete with U.S. states, U.S. territories, U.S. local governments, Private non-profit entities, and other non-tribal/non-native entities.

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