Alcohol Open Container Requirements

To encourage States to enact and enforce an alcohol open container law.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: 1.

Impaired driving countermeasures 2.

Enforcement of laws prohibiting driving while intoxicated and 3.

Driving under the influence.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of NHTSA.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Safety, Tennessee Department Of $ 10,755,684   2018-10-012019-09-30
Transportation Hawaii Department $ 1,068,608   2018-10-012019-09-30
Public Safety, Mississippi Department Of $ 5,167,461   2018-10-012019-09-30
Safety And Homeland Security, Department Of $ 1,196,350   2018-10-012019-09-30
Transportation, Missouri Department Of $ 5,038,451   2018-10-012019-09-30
Transportation, Texas Department Of $ 8,883,795   2012-06-252019-09-30
Motor Vehicles, Virginia Department Of $ 9,225,641   2018-10-012019-09-30
Administracion De Compensaciones Por Accidentes De Automoviles $ 817,982   2018-10-012019-09-30
Transportation, Connecticut Department Of $ 4,975,460   2018-10-012019-09-30
Motor Vehicles, Virginia Department Of $ 9,225,641   2018-10-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 2016: States receiving these penalty transfer funds are designated for alcohol impaired driving programs and are subject to 23 U.S.C. Section 402. They could spend their funds on impaired driving countermeasures, including paid media to support alcohol impaired driving countermeasures, and enforcement of laws prohibiting driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, or other related laws or regulations, including the purchase of equipment, training of officers, and the use of additional personnel for specific alcohol impaired driving countermeasures. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds transferred from NHTSA must be used for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures or enforcement of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence DUI) and other related laws.

A State may elect to use all or part of its transferred funds for activities eligible under Section 154 Hazard Elimination program.

Funds transferred from NHTSA must be used for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures or enforcement of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence DUI) and other related laws.

A State may elect to use all or part of its transferred funds for activities eligible under Section 154 Hazard Elimination program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State Highway Safety agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

If a State has not enacted and is not enforcing an Open Container Law, then a State is subject to the penalty transfer program. After being informed by NHTSA that it is subject to the penalty transfer, the State submits to the agency a split letter advising the agency of the intent to split funds between alcohol programs or hazard elimination programs (FHWA). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Office of Regional Operations and Program Delivery coordinate the transfer penalty funding process with the Federal Highway Administration. This program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.

Award Procedures

Once the State provides the agency with a split letter to NHTSA, the State will be given access to the transfer and can obligate the funds.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Highway Safety Act of 1998, as amended, 23 U.S.C 154.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 23, Chapter 1270. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the electronic transfer of funds method of payment. Funds placed in obligation are available until expended. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The Annual Report required under the Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety formula grant program must include a progress report on the prior year's program and accomplishments.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

The project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years following submission of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8020-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

23 CFR 1270.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of NHTSA.

Headquarters Office

Mary D. Gunnels, Ph.D. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NRO-010, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: maggi.gunnels@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-2121.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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