FMCSA Awards $3 Million in Grants To Get Vets CDLs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is giving grants to a host of community colleges and training institutes to help veterans and current members of the Armed Forces obtain commercial driver’s licenses.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the $3.1 million in grants during an Aug. 2 speech at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Pennsylvania, according to his official Facebook account.

The school is getting more than $193,000 dollars of the grant money, which is coming from the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training program, according to FMCSA.

“Veterans know how to get things where they need to go safely,” Buttigieg said in a release announcing the program. “At a time when our supply chain depends on having more qualified truck drivers, this program will give those who have served in uniform a new and important way to contribute, and benefit, by launching a new career in this vital industry.”

The full list of grant recipients can be found here.