NHTSA Seeks Applications from States for Pilot Program Aimed at Notifying Vehicle Owners of Recalls

A successful program will increase awareness of motor vehicle safety defects and improve roadway safety

NHTSA Seeks Applications from States for Pilot Program Aimed at Notifying Vehicle Owners of Recalls
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October 4, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking applications from states for a pilot auto recall notification program required under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The FAST Act requires that NHTSA implement a two-year pilot grant program with up to six states to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a state process for informing consumers of open motor vehicle recalls at the time of motor vehicle registration.

NHTSA says that a successful program will increase awareness of motor vehicle safety defects, improving safety on a state's roads.

States have up to 60 days to submit an application for a grant.

View the grant opportunity

About the FAST Act

President Obama signed the FAST Act into law on December 4, 2015—making it the first federal law in more than a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs.

Find out more about the FAST Act and its priorities