The BEG program is a Federal discretionary grant program that provides financial assistance to States and entities that share a land border with another country for carrying out border commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety programs and related enforcement activities and projects.
The goal of the BEG program is to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes in the United States. CMVs from foreign countries entering the United States must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Material regulations, financial responsibility and registration requirements of the United States. All drivers of those vehicles must be properly licensed and qualified to operate the CMV.
Congress intended that these Border Enforcement Grants be used primarily for enforcement activities related to foreign-domiciled carriers that engage in foreign commerce by crossing the Mexican or Canadian borders. Except as indicated in the last sentence of this paragraph, foreign commerce includes any transportation within the United States intended by the shipper to cross a United States international border before delivery to the consignee. A shipment that originates in one State in the United States and terminates in another State in the United States is not considered transportation in foreign commerce, even if part of the transportation occurs in a foreign country.
The Federal share of the BEG may be 100 percent of the expenditures approved in the State or entity's Border Enforcement Plan provided the maintenance of expenditures amount is met.
Requests from entities should be coordinated with the State lead agency for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). State lead agency information is available by contacting the FMCSA Division office located within each border state.
Individuals are not eligible for BEG funding.