Child Safety and Child Booster Seats Incentive Grants

To encourage States to enact and enforce a child restraint law that requires children up to 65 pounds and under 8 years of age to be properly restrained in a child restraint, unless they are 4' 9' tall.



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.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office Of $ 206,741   2012-09-202012-09-30
Motor Vehicles, Virginia Department Of $ 252,029   2012-09-202012-09-30
Transportation, North Carolina Department Of $ 300,895   2012-09-202012-09-30
Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department Of $ 266,580   2012-09-202012-09-30
Transportation, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 435,395   2012-09-202012-09-30
Transportation, Tennessee Department Of $ 223,923   2012-09-202012-09-30
Transportation, Texas Department Of $ 806,144   2012-09-202012-09-30
State Police, Michigan Department Of $ 369,363   2012-09-202012-09-30
California Office Of Traffic Safety $ 1,089,064   2012-09-202012-09-30
Illinois Department Of Transportation $ 452,035   2012-09-202012-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No new funds will be authorized. This program ended with SAFETEA-LU. Fiscal Year 2017: No new funds will be authorized. This program ended with SAFETEA-LU. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

No more than 50 percent of the grant a State received in a fiscal year was used to fund programs for purchasing and distributing child safety seats and restraints to low income families.

The remaining amounts can be used to carry out child safety seat and child restraint program, including the following: enforcement of child restraint laws; training child passenger safety professionals, police officers, fire and emergency medical personnel, educators and parents concerning child safety seats and child restraints; and educating the public concerning the proper use and installation of child safety seats and child restraints.

No more than 50 percent of the grant a State received in a fiscal year was used to fund programs for purchasing and distributing child safety seats and restraints to low income families.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The grant program was available to the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State Highway Safety Agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

States submitted certifications that met eligibility requirements no later than July 1 of each fiscal year. 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. Certifications, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, are due no later than July 1 of each fiscal year to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator. To apply for grant funds in a fiscal year, a New or Changed Law State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Appendix 1 and an Unchanged Law State must submit the certification required by Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Appendix 2, signed by the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety, to the appropriate NHTSA Regional Administrator.

Award Procedures

A State submitted certification met 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. NHTSA notifies the Governor in a letter that the State has met the requirements for a Section 2011 grant. The letter also described the amount of the grant award.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2011, Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C 402.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Certifications must be submitted each year no later than July 1 of that fiscal year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 23, Chapter 402. 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 the eligible costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of Funds method. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Grants Tracking System.

The Annual Evaluation Report required under the Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety formula grant program must include a progrfess report on the prior year's program and accomplishments of the Section 2011 grant program.

Grants Tracking System.

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 product contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents pending resolution of audit findings.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8020-0-7-401.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - No new funds will be authorized. This program ended with SAFETEA-LU. MAP-21 replaced SAFETEA-LU. States are in the process of spending down these funds. No new funds are available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range was normally $100,000 -$700,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Section 2011, Public Law 109-59, as amended, 23 U.S.C. 402. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 20, Tuesday, January 31, 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

A certification from the Governor's Representative that the State is enforcing a child restraint law that conforms to the criteria established in Section 2011.



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