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COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING (CMVOST) GRANT

Find the FMCSA Grants Management Online Training below.
$3 Million
Awarded in FY 2023
20 Awards
Funded through the CMVOST Grant Program
21 Organizations

Eligibility: Entities that provide commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator safety training.

Educational institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will be considered for funding. FMCSA will also consider applicants from non-accredited institutions that meet the following criteria:

  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as an eligible training provider;
  • Accepts Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grants; and
  • Approved by the State Approving Agencies (SAAs) and the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to accept VA benefits.

Applicants may include public or private colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, post-secondary educational institutions, truck driver training schools, associations and State and local governments, including federally recognized Native American Tribal governments, which support CMVOST training activities. All applicants must be in compliance with the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations and listed on FMCSA'sTraining Provider Registry.

Individuals are not eligible for the CMVOST grant.

In FY 2023, FMCSA awarded CMVOST grant funding to 20 grantees across the country, with awards totaling $3 million.

Applicants, where appropriate, should demonstrate how proposed projects address the objectives of climate change/sustainability outlined in the President's Executive Order 14008 and support/advance equity in transportation, particularly in underserved communities, as outlined in the President's Executive Order 13985.

News and Updates

10
Jan

FY 2024 Technical Assistance Webinars

View fiscal year 2024 technical assistance webinars.
16
Feb

FY2023 CMVOST Funding Conference Webinar

View a recording for a review of this year’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
31
Jan

FY2023 CMVOST Notice of Funding Opportunity

The FY2023 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available on grants.gov.

About the CMVOST Grant

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) discretionary (competitive) grant program seeks to reduce the severity and number of crashes on our Nation’s roads involving CMVs by expanding the number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders possessing enhanced operator safety training. The priority set by Congress is to assist entities that recruit and train current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reservists, and their spouses in obtaining a CDL. The latest CMVOST Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement on Grants.gov includes additional priorities for the funding cycle.

The CMVOST grant is also listed on SAM.gov, an official website of the Federal government that includes detailed public descriptions of Federal programs that provide assistance, such as grants. To view the CMVOST assistance listing, search for Assistance Listing number 20.235.

More Information on the CMVOST Grant

The CMVOST grant program is authorized under 49 U.S.C. § 31103, as modified by Section 23001(b) of Public Law 117-58 (2021), the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

CMVOST Grant Application Process

All CMVOST applications must be filed electronically through Grants.gov (information on how to register with Grants.gov and file an application is available on the Grants.gov website). Applicants will be required to complete: Standard Form (SF) 424, SF-424A, SF-424B, and SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if applicable); Grants.gov Lobbying Form; Key Contacts Form; Project Plan; Budget Narrative; latest Indirect Cost Rate Agreement; and an approved Standard Title VI/Non-Discrimination Program Assurance and Plan.

Additional application requirements may be indicated in the NOFO announcement, and all required forms must be completed and uploaded in Grants.gov before the closing of the NOFO. It is recommended that all potential applicants review all requirements outlined in the NOFO each year and attend a funding conference. The funding conferences are normally held within two weeks of posting the NOFO.

Visit the FMCSA Discretionary Grant Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series web page to access recordings of the Fiscal Year 2024 webinars.

The CMVOST grant awards may require a cost-sharing/match-requirement of up to 15% of the total cost of the project plan approved. The match requirements are specified in the latest NOFO announcement at Grants.gov.

Monitoring and Managing the CMVOST Grant

Grantees are required to monitor grant activities throughout the grant’s period of performance (POP) to ensure they are meeting their goals and fulfilling the approved project plan objectives.

The CMVOST grant awards have a POP that is the fiscal year of award plus two additional fiscal years. The fiscal year begins upon award date. All coursework, including classroom and range time, and placement services being sought for reimbursement under this award must be completed prior to the POP end date.

Grantees must submit quarterly reports, a performance progress report (PPR), and SF-425/Federal financial report (FFR) throughout the POP. Grantees can learn more about monitoring, reporting, audits, and other important aspects of managing grants in FMCSA's online Grants Management Training.