HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Safety Act of 1998, as amended, 23 U.S.C 157.
encourage States to increase seat belt use rates to reduce highway
deaths and injuries resulting from individuals riding unrestrained
or improperly restrained in motor vehicles.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
grant funds are available to States to implement effective programs
to implement and enforce occupant programs, in compliance with established
Eligibility: States, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Virgin Islands,
and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: State Highway Safety agencies.
A State submits certification and application that it meets eligibility
requirements; after being informed by NHTSA that it is eligible
for a grant, the State submits to the agency a plan that describes
the programs the State will implement using the funds.
Coordination: NHTSA Regional Administrator coordinates
qualification process with the Office of State and Community Services.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental
Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office
or official designated as the single point of contact in his or
her State for more information on the process the State requires
to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected
the program for review.
Procedure: A State submits certification and
application that it meets eligibility requirements. After being
informed that it is eligible, the State submits to the agency
a plan that describes the program it will implement using the
Procedure: Awards will be made by the NHTSA
Application proposals must be submitted by March 1 of each year.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: The Program
plan should be submitted by September 1 if eligibility has been
States are eligible for funding for up to 5 years under this program.
Certifications and plans must be approved each year.
and Matching Requirements: Under the 157 program,
the basic grant amount for each year is based on calculations of
the annual savings to the Federal government in medical costs, including
savings under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Federal share
is determined by the requirements of the programs to which the States
allocate the funds.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: The Federal
share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs
incurred. All participants have converted to the electronic transfer
of funds method of payment. Funds placed in obligation are available
Annual program plan for next year's funding must include a progress
report on the prior year's program and accomplishments.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits
of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations,"
nonfederal entities (including universities) that expend $300,000
or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or program-specific
audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal
audit requirements for that year, with certain exceptions as stated
in OMB Circular No. A-133. For direct procurement contracts, audits
will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years following submission
of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables,
all project contract documents, financial records, and supporting
documents pending resolution of audit findings.
(Grants) FY 01 $112,000,000; FY 02 est $112,000,000; and FY 03
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$100,000 to $1,200,000. Average: $350,000.
Initial grant projects still active; information not available.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
23 CFR 1309, 1313.
or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog
for the addresses Regional Offices of the National Highway Traffic
Office: Adele Derby, Associate Administrator
for State and Community Services, National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590.
Telephone: (202) 366-2121.
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Funds can only be used to implement and enforce occupant seat belt
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
States must meet criteria established by statute and regulation.