350.405 What conditions must an applicant meet to qualify for High Priority Program funds§ 350.405 What conditions must an applicant meet to qualify for High Priority Program funds?
(a) Motor carrier safety activities. To qualify for High Priority Program funds related to motor carrier safety activities under § 350.403 paragraphs (a) through (g), (i), and (j):
(1) States must:
(i) Participate in MCSAP under subpart B of this part; and
(ii) Prepare a proposal that is responsive to the High Priority Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
(2) Applicants other than States must, to the extent applicable:
(i) Prepare a proposal that is responsive to the NOFO;
(ii) Except for Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, coordinate the proposal with the Lead State Agency to ensure the proposal is consistent with State and national CMV safety program priorities;
(iii) Certify that the applicant has the legal authority, resources, and trained and qualified personnel necessary to perform the functions specified in the proposal;
(iv) Designate an individual who will be responsible for implementing, reporting, and administering the approved proposal and who will be the primary contact for the project;
(v) Agree to prepare and submit all reports required in connection with the proposal or other conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement;
(vi) Agree to use the forms and reporting criteria required by the Lead State Agency or FMCSA to record work activities to be performed under the proposal;
(vii) Certify that a political jurisdiction will impose sanctions for violations of CMV and driver laws and regulations that are consistent with those of the State; and
(viii) Certify participation in national databases appropriate to the project.
(b) Innovative Technology Deployment activities. To qualify for High Priority Program funds for Innovative Technology Deployment activities under § 350.403(h), States must:
(1) Prepare a proposal that is responsive to the NOFO;
(2) Have a CMV information systems and networks program plan approved by the Administrator that describes the various systems and networks at the State level that need to be refined, revised, upgraded, or built to accomplish deployment of CMV information systems and networks capabilities;
(3) Certify to the Administrator that its CMV information systems and networks deployment activities, including hardware procurement, software and system development, and infrastructure modifications -
(i) Are consistent with the national intelligent transportation systems and CMV information systems and networks architectures and available standards; and
(ii) Promote interoperability and efficiency to the extent practicable; and
(4) Agree to execute interoperability tests developed by FMCSA to verify that its systems conform with the national intelligent transportation systems architecture, applicable standards, and protocols for CMV information systems and networks.