Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

The latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on coronavirus.gov.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

Friday, May 22, 2020

Click above to read or download the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.pdf

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: FMCSA amends two of the Agency’s financial assistance programs. As required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, FMCSA adopts a new funding formula based on recommendations from the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Formula Working Group (working group), effective for fiscal year (FY) 2021 grant funds and beyond. This rule reorganizes the Agency’s regulations to create a standalone subpart for the High Priority Program. It also includes other programmatic changes to reduce redundancies, require the use of 3-year MCSAP commercial vehicle safety plans (CVSPs), and align the financial assistance programs with FMCSA’s current enforcement and compliance programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Kostelnik, State Programs Division, at FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590‑0001; (202) 366-5721; jack.kostelnik@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Operations, (202) 366-9826.

DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability. If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page, please contact FMCSA.PublicAffairs@dot.gov.