Eligible HP recipients include any State agency, local government (including county, city, township, special district, and Federally-recognized Native American tribal governments), institutions of higher education (public, private, and State-controlled), non-profit organizations with or without having a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service, for-profit entities (including small businesses), and other persons. Other persons is defined as an entity not included above and may not be an individual, foreign entity, hospital, public/Indian housing authority, or Federal institution.
HP program applications must contain, as applicable, the components consistent with 49 CFR § 350.213. If a local (county, city, municipality, Federally-recognized Tribal) jurisdiction applies for an HP grant, the application must address the items in 49 CFR § 350.329 in order to qualify for funds.
- Technical review;
- Suitability review;
- Past performance review; and
- Budget/cost analysis.
See MCSAP Comprehensive Policy (MCP) for additional information on the FMCSA discretionary application review and approval process.