Q1: Is _____________ an eligible cost?
A1: All MCSAP costs must be reasonable, necessary, and allocable, i.e., clearly related to the grant. For guidance, refer to 49 CFR Part 350.309, 311, 315, 317, and 319, and to OMB circular A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Tribal Governments. Additional information is available from the State's Division Office.
Q2: When will funds be released?
A2: After a Congressional appropriation has been passed, certified by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), funds are distributed to the individual operating administrations, such as FMCSA, by OST, and subsequently entered into the Delphi accounting system by FMCSA's budget office. After verification of entry, funds are released immediately.
Q3: Can I create my own grant agreement or amendment?
A3: No. In accordance with the internal control provisions of OMB circular A-123 Management's Responsibilities for Internal Control, all grant documents are prepared by the FMCSA Program Office and scanned to the Division Office for signature and execution.