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Safety Data Improvement Program Grant (SaDIP) - Application and Award Process

Step 1: Pre-application Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372 

Step 2: Application Procedure

Applicants must register and apply for funding at www.grants.gov/applicants/get _registered.jsp. Registration with grants.gov may take two-to-five days before the system will allow access to the grant application package. Applications should be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided and must be submitted electronically to FMCSA through the Grants.gov website. 

Step 3: Award Procedure

An evaluation panel will select award recipients based on the following: an overall application score outlined in the package, the potential for improvement of national Safety data collection and reporting rates, and the total funding available. 

Step 4: Deadlines

Application deadlines are posted to Grants.gov and are included in the application package. Grant awards are contingent upon Congressional approval of Fiscal Year (FY) budgets. 

Step 5: Range of Approval or Disapproval Time

If basic eligibility criteria are met and funds are available, discussion with potential grantees continues until the project plan is mutually acceptable. 

Step 6: Appeals

Appeals will be considered upon demonstration that the proposal meets SaDIP grant eligibility criteria and the State Safety Data Quality measures have been addressed. 

Step 7: Renewals

Renewals or request for extensions to the grant period of performance can be made through the FMCSA State Division Offices.  

Step 8: Formula and Matching Requirement

The recipient may request monthly reimbursements of costs incurred in the performance of the grant-funded project, as are allowable under the applicable cost provisions under 49 CFR Part 18. The cost sharing is 20/80 State/Federal contributions.