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Performance Information Systems Management Grant Awards FY 2015


To link State systems to determine the safety fitness of a motor carrier or registrant when licensing or registering the registrant or motor carrier or while the license or registration is in effect; and deny, suspend, or revoke the commercial motor vehicle registrations of a motor carrier or registrant that has been issued an operations out-of-service order by the Secretary.

The PRISM program encompasses two major processes Registration and Enforcement, which are integrated to identify motor carriers and hold them responsible for the safety of their operations. The performance of unsafe carriers is improved through a comprehensive system of identifications, education, data gathering, safety monitoring, and treatment.  The FMCSA provides PRISM funds to PRISM-eligible expenses, including contractual services, equipment (purchased or leased) for information technology hardware, software, contractor support, data acquisition, storage, and analysis related specifically to programs that develop/coordinate resources to improve efficiencies.  FMCSA’s share of funds awarded under the PRISM grant program is 100 percent with no matching requirements. 


Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Pub. L. No.109–59, §§ 4101(c)(3), 4109, 119 Stat. 1144, 1715, 1720–21 (2005), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Pub. L. No.112–141, §§ 32602, 32603(c), 126 Stat. 405, 807 (2012).


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has authority to award $5,000,000 in PRISM funding as authorized based on authorities provided for in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Pub. L. No.109-59, §§ 4101(c)(3), 4109, 119 Stat. 1144, 1715, 1720-21 (2005), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Pub. L. No. 112-141, §§ 32602 and 32603(c) (2012), extended by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-41, Sec. 1102 (July 31, 2015).  This program is extended through October 29, 2015.


States, US Territories and Commonwealths, and the District of Columbia.

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FMCSA - FY 2015 PRISM Grant Awards

Grantee NameAmount
Alaska Department of Transportation$196,278.00
California Department of Motor Vehicles$135,900.00
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles$151,450.00
Georgia Department of Public Safety$327,154.00
Indiana Department of Revenue$195,000.00
Executive Office of the Commonwealth of Kentucky$230,000.00
Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration$250,000.00
Massachusetts State Police$250,000.00
Michigan Department of State$332,640.00
Missouri Department of Transportation$53,754.00
Nevada Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol Division$518,146.00
North Carolina State Highway Patrol$401,667.00
Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles$42,568.00
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security$375,000.00
Texas Department of Public Safety$195,200.00
Commonwealth of Virginia$524,288.00
Public Service Commission of West Virginia$275,000.00
Wyoming Department of Transportation - Highway Patrol$545,955.00

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