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Program Purpose

TEA-21 amended the alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive grant program (under Section 410 of chapter 4 of Title 23) to encourage States to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce traffic safety problems resulting from individuals driving while under the influence of alcohol. A State may use these grant funds only to implement and enforce impaired driving programs. (TEA-21 continued the current Section 410 through the end of FY 1998.)

Distribution of Funds

Beginning in FY 1999, each State that qualifies for a grant receives up to 25 percent of its FY 1997 Section 402 apportionment for each Basic Grant.

Supplemental grants may not exceed 10% of funding made available for Section 410.

The Secretary may transfer any amounts remaining available under Sections 405, 410, and 411 to the amounts made available under any other of these programs to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that each State receives the maximum incentive funding for which it is eligible.

Eligible Recipients

Basic Grants: Beginning in FY 1999, a State has two options for qualifying for a basic grant—

Supplemental Grants: A State which qualifies for a Basic Grant may apply for one or more Supplemental Grants by demonstrating that it implements any of the following—

Program Administration

The Federal share of programs funded this section shall not exceed 75 percent in the first and second years in which a State receives a grant, 50 percent in the third and fourth years in which a State receives a grant, and 25 percent in the fifth and sixth years in which a State receives a grant.

September 14, 1998

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