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Find the eCVSP Tool and other MCSAP-related tools below.
$469 Million
Awarded in FY 2023
56 State and Territory
MCSAP Agencies Funded
2.9 Million
Roadside Inspections and 4500+ Investigations Supported

Eligibility: Lead MCSAP Agencies for States and Territories

The MCSAP formula grant provides financial assistance to State and local law enforcement agencies to increase CMV-related enforcement and safety activities nationwide. These MCSAP lead agencies work together with FMCSA to reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents involving CMVs.

MCSAP is FMCSA's largest grant program, providing $469 Million in funding to 56 State and local law enforcement agencies in FY 2023. Through this funding and programmatic support – including the tools and resources featured on this website – the Agency partners with grantees to support consistent, uniform, and effective CMV safety programs.

FMCSA encourages applicants to consider how proposed projects affect or support racial equity and underserved communities in the delivery of the program and the outputs and outcomes of the projects in support of Executive Order 13985. Learn more about FMCSA’s commitment to equity in administering grant funding.

News and Updates


FMCSA Awards Over $463 Million in MCSAP Grants

Learn about FY 2022 MCSAP grant awards being released to recipients.

About the MCSAP Grant

Only State MCSAP lead agencies, designated by the Governor of each of the 56 States and territories as responsible for administering the Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (CVSP), are eligible to apply for MCSAP funding. State partners work with FMCSA throughout the application and grant management process to ensure that funded programs improve CMV safety and support an efficient transportation system.

MCSAP consolidates several previously standalone FMCSA grant programs, as mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. MCSAP now includes Basic and Incentive, New Entrant, Border Enforcement, and components of Safety Data Improvement, Innovative Technology Deployment (ITD), and Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) programs.

Visit the new Grants Resource Center to explore training, guidance, and tools to assist you in applying for and maintaining the MCSAP grant.

More Information on the MCSAP Grant

The MCSAP is governed by 49 U.S.C. §§ 31102 and 31104, as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Pub. L. No. 117-58 (2021) (IIJA) section § 23001(b), and 49 CFR part 350.

MCSAP Grant Application Process

To aid the MCSAP lead agency in developing the CVSP, FMCSA created an online tool called eCVSP. The eCVSP Tool allows a MCSAP lead agency to create an online electronic CVSP and track its progress from development through approval. Use of the eCVSP Tool helps States satisfy regulatory requirements and expedites the review, revision, and submission process between FMCSA and the MCSAP lead agency.

All applications must be filed electronically through FMCSA requires the applicant to fill out a family of forms for each grant for which they are seeking an award.

Monitoring and Managing the MCSAP Grant

Grant partners are required to monitor grant activities throughout the grant’s period of performance (POP) to ensure grantees are meeting their goals and fulfilling their safety mission. FMCSA monitors activities based on the data reported to FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) and State-submitted quarterly reports.

FMCSA provides a number of tools to help both States and Federal grant managers monitor performance throughout the grant lifecycle. States receiving MCSAP funding can review reports in the Activity Dashboard to monitor progress toward CVSP goals and assist in preparing quarterly reports.