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Deadlines and Restrictions

Notices and Deadlines

The Federal fiscal year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th of the following fiscal year. FMCSA issues a formal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the next fiscal year in the Federal Register. Specific deadlines for each of the safety grant programs are provided in the NOFA. Applications for all discretionary FMCSA safety grant programs must be submitted electronically through FMCSA encourages applicants to register with well in advance of application deadlines. 


FMCSA is not able to fund all interested applicants and does not provide personal financial assistance to individuals. To learn where you may find personal help FMCSA encourages you to check government benefits and student loans.


FMCSA does not offer grants to for-profit organizations or businesses. We encourage small businesses, including commercial motor carriers and commercial drivers, to explore funding opportunities through their District or Regional Small Business Administration Offices. To find counseling, training and business development specialists providing free and low-cost services in your area please visit the Small Business Administration Web site.

Updated: Thursday, June 9, 2016
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