All of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands are eligible to receive MCSAP grants directly from the FMCSA. For purposes of this subpart, all references to ``State'' or ``States'' include these jurisdictions. The funding provided is available to State agencies, local governments, and organizations representing government agencies or officials that use and train qualified officers and employees in coordination with State motor vehicle safety agencies. At least 90 percent of the amount set aside in a fiscal year shall be awarded in grants to State agencies and local government agencies.
An amount of the MCSAP funds appropriated for each fiscal year up to the maximum allowed by law may be distributed for High Priority Activities and Projects at the discretion of the Administrator.
States must meet the requirements of §350.201, as applicable. Local agencies must meet the following nine conditions:
(b)(1) Prepare a proposal in accordance with §350.213,, as applicable.
(b)(2) Coordinate the proposal with the State lead MCSAP agency to ensure the proposal is consistent with State and national CMV safety program priorities.
(b)(3) Certify that your local jurisdiction has the legal authority, resources, and trained and qualified personnel necessary to perform the functions specified in the proposal.
(b)(4) Designate a person who will be responsible for implementation, reporting, and administering the approved proposal and will be the primary contact for the project.
(b)(5) Agree to fund up to 20 percent of the proposed request.
(b)(6) Agree to prepare and submit all reports required in connection with the proposal or other conditions of the grant.
(b)(7) Agree to use the forms and reporting criteria required by the State lead MCSAP agency and/or the FMCSA to record work activities to be performed under the proposal.
(b)(8) Certify that the local agency will impose sanctions for violations of CMV and driver laws and regulations that are consistent with those of the State.
(b)(9) Certify participation in national data bases appropriate to the project.