Incentive Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling

Encouraged States to enact and enforce laws that prohibit the use of racial profiling in the enforcement of traffic laws on Federal-aid highways, and to maintain and allow public inspection of statistics on motor vehicle stops.



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 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Website Address

http://www.nhtsa.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Transportation, Nebraska Department Of $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Indiana $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Transportation, Oregon Department Of $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Transportation, Rhode Island Department Of $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Transportation, Connecticut Department Of $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Public Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office Of $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Illinois Department Of Transportation $ 375,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Judiciary Courts Of The State Of Indiana $ 375,000   2017-07-052017-09-30
Public Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office Of $ 375,000   2017-07-052017-09-30
Illinois Department Of Transportation $ 375,000   2017-07-052017-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Incentive grant funds were available to States to enact and enforce laws to prohibit racial profiling, in compliance with the following established criteria.

Law States may use Section 1906 grant funds for: collecting and maintaining data on traffic stops; evaluating the results of such data; and developing and implementing programs to reduce the occurrence of racial profiling, including programs to train law enforcement officers.

Assurances States may use Section 1906 grant funds for: funding activities to prohibit racial profiling in the enforcement of State laws regulating the use of Federal-aid highways; collecting, maintaining and providing public access to traffic stop data; evaluating the results of such data; and developing and implementing programs to reduce the occurrence of racial profiling, including programs to train law enforcement officers.

A State may not receive a grant for more than two fiscal years if it is qualifying for the grant as an Assurances State.

A State could not receive a grant for more than two fiscal years if it is qualifying for the grant as an Assurances State.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This Grant is available to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State Highway Safety agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

A State submitted certification that it met eligibility requirements; after being informed by NHTSA that it is eligible for a grant, the State submitted to the agency a plan that describes the programs the State will implement using the funds. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All certifications must be submitted by July 1 for each fiscal year. To apply for grant funds in a fiscal year, a Law State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 22, Thursday, February 2, 2006, Appendix 1 and an Assurances State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 22, Thursday, February 2, 2006, Appendix 2, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator.

Award Procedures

A State submits certification that it meets eligibility requirements; after being informed by NHTSA that it is eligible for a grant, the State submits to the agency a plan that describes the programs the State will implement using the funds. Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of Funds method. Funds placed in obligation are available until expended.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 1906, Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C 1096.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Certifications must be submitted each year; however, a State may not receive a grant for more than two fiscal years if it is qualifying for the grant as an Assurances State.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of Funds method. 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.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. For direct procurement contracts, audits will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Records

Project sponsor shall retain records for 3 years following submission of a final expenditure report and other project deliverables, all project contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents pending resolution of audit findings.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8020-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - States are spending down their Section SAFETEA-LU awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grant award ranged from $885,460- $454,170. Average grant was for $668,544.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 1906, Pub. L.109-59, as amended, 23 U.S.C. 402. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 22, Thursday, February 2, 2006.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Headquarters Office

Mary D. Gunnels, Ph.D. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NRO-100, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: maggi.gunnels@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-2121.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

SAFETEA-LU provides that a State may qualify for a grant under the Section 1906 Program in one of two ways: (a) by enacting and enforcing a law that prohibits the use of racial profiling in the enforcement of State laws regulating the use of Federal-aid highways and maintaining and allowing public inspection of statistical information on the race and ethnicity of the driver and any passengers for each such motor vehicle stop made by a law enforcement officer on a Federal-aid highway (a Law State); or (b) by providing satisfactory assurances to the Secretary that the State is undertaking activities to prohibit racial profiling and to maintain and provide public access to data on the race and ethnicity of the driver and passengers for each motor vehicle stop made by a law enforcement officer on a Federal-aid highway (an Assurances State).



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



These 5 Startups Use Creativity to Change People’s Views About Health

These 5 Startups Use Creativity to Change People’s Views About Health
Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and...



Jobs in the Social Sector

  Program Director Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs
  Substance Abuse Jobs
  Foundation Related Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Unallied Science Program | Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grants | Youth Conservation  | Transition Assistance ? Entrepreneurship Track (Boots to Business) | Food for Peace Development Assistance Program (DAP) |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2018 Copyright Michael Saunders