The Driver's License Security Grant Program is designed to address a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to improve the integrity and security of State-issued driver’s licenses (DL) and identification cards (ID).
FY 2011 Driver's License Security Grant Program
Total Funding Available in FY 2011: $44,910,000
The Driver's License Security Grant Program (DLSGP) provides funding to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states issue. The DLSGP is intended to address a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver’s licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs). States are encouraged to work collectively to develop more secure systems to verify an applicant’s identity before issuing a DL or ID that can be accepted for official purposes.
Eligible applicants under the FY 2011 DLSGP are State Driver’s License Agencies (SDLAs), also known as state Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) or Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVAs). Other eligible applicants include state Public Safety Agencies or Departments with overall responsibility for drivers’ license issuance in the state. These agencies may apply on behalf of the state DMV/MVA.
FY 2011 DLSGP funds will be allocated according to all 56 states and territories receiving a base amount with the balance of funds distributed according the total number of DLs/IDs issued in each state and territory. For the purposes of this grant, states are grouped into four categories based upon the number of DLs/IDs issued. The available target funding allocations may be adjusted if:
(1) Some states do not apply;
(2) Some states ask for less than the amount allocated; or
(3) Individual state applications are inconsistent with program requirements.
If the total of all state awards is less than $44,910,000 for any of these reasons, remaining program funds will be redistributed to applicant states and territories based on the formula.