Fuel Tax Evasion Intergovernmental Grants

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 6, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 10,000 - $ 250,000
Category of Funding ActivityOther - Fuel Taxes
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Program Description

As directed in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), funds are available for projects enhancing compliance of motor fuel and highway use taxes. Of those funds, $2,000,000 are set aside for Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts in identifying and reducing fuel tax evasion. The Federal share payable is 100 percent. Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative proposals to reduce fuel tax evasion and increase collaboration and coordination among several public agencies, including federal agencies. Research and training proposals are also eligible. However, one state must be designated as the lead for each project that receives Federal funding. Priority will be given to proposals that involve more than one public agency. The minimum funding per project will be $10,000 and the maximum funding per year per project will be $250,000. Any funds administered under this program shall be used in accordance with the specifications in OMB Circular A-87 ? Cost Principles Applicable to State, local and Indian Tribal Governments. The circular may be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_a087_2004/. An interagency review group will be established to review all proposals after the application deadline. FHWA and IRS will jointly recommend and approve projects for Federal funding for fuel tax evasion intergovernmental enforcement efforts. States selected to receive funding will enter into negotiations with FHWA and the designated lead state will be required to enter into a project agreement with FHWA. Annual reports will required for each project and will be outlined in the project agreement. No project may be funded for a period of more than 2 years.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberFHWA-FTE-2014-01
Funding Opportunity TitleFuel Tax Evasion Intergovernmental Grants
Opportunity CategoryOther - Fuel Taxes
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationFuel Taxes
Number of Awards15
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 6, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJuly 6, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 2,000,000
Award Amount$ 10,000 - $ 250,000
CFDA Number
  • 20.240 - Fuel Tax Evasion-Intergovernmental Enforcement Effort
  • 000000

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: DOT Federal Highway Administration
Michael Dougherty
Program Analyst
Phone 202-366-9234
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