"The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to provide State Agency contacts with notice of funding availability for the FY 2008 REAL ID Demonstration Grant Program. Funding for the FY 2008 REAL ID Demonstration Grant Program totals $31.3 million and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants for REAL ID funding are State Drivers' Licensing Authorities (DLA) which in most cases would be State Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) or State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In some cases, other agencies such as State Departments of Public Safety would be eligible grant applicants if these agencies are responsible for DLA's in their State. Funding for REAL ID is competitive and the Department of Homeland Security is seeking grant applications that represent the combined efforts of multiple States to work collaboratively in the design and development of a personal identification verification system architecture that all States share."
Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin No. 273
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