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Border Enforcement Grant - Award Criteria

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) must ensure as steward of the taxpayer dollars, that it awards BEG funds in a manner that considers cost and benefits, performance goals, fiscal responsibility and accountability.

The amount of the award to a qualified applicant will be based on the recommendations from the FMCSA Division office and the technical review panel. A review of all applications received and the amount of BEG funding available.

The national technical review panel will prioritize funding requests based on, but not limited to, the following factors:

  • Amount of prior year BEG award funds remaining.
  • Number of reported "foreign commerce" inspections for applicants that received BEG funding in the previous grant year.
  • Current international truck and bus crossing data for all states reported on the Research and Innovative Technology Administration and Bureau of Transportation statistics web site.
  • Legislative requirements under Section 350 of the 2002 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act to support inspection activities of foreign domiciled carriers in states along the United States-Mexico border.
  • Amount and year of any previously awarded BEG funds that were unspent.
  • Proposed locations of BEG activities and locations of border ports of entry.
  • Estimated and actual amount of current fiscal year funds awarded under other FMCSA grant programs.
Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
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