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I've been looking into RV sites on military installations, I pretty much know I'm eligible, as a 100% Service Connected disabled Vet. Yet I can't seem to find current info on the status of things with this crazy patchwork of restrictions, and I don't know much about it to begin with. So I was hoping I could glean some info from some of you who've been here longer... Thanks, God Bless, Garry
Go to the following website for specifics. Great deal if you or your spouse are interested in getting your CDL. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-23-million-grants-help-train-veterans-jobs-commercial-truck-and-bus-drivers FMCSA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Help Train Veterans in Jobs as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers October 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced nearly $2.3 million in grants, double the amount provided in 2014, to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program. “We support job opportunities for Veterans who have served our country, but not only because it is the right thing to do, it also makes good sense,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “One of the most important, fastest growing employment sectors is for qualified commercial vehicle drivers and Veterans bring invaluable experience to the industry and can enter the workforce quickly.” “We doubled the amount we have previously provided through this grant program because of the important role qualified commercial truck and bus drivers hold in moving our economy forward,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling. “The men and women who complete these commercial driver training programs also serve our country in a vital way by making safety their top priority every mile, every day.” FMCSA awards CMV-OST grants to a variety of educational institutions that provide truck driving training, including accredited public or private colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, post-secondary educational institutions, truck driver training schools, associations, and state and local governments, including federally-recognized Native American tribal governments. The 2015 FMCSA grants announced today will provide training for hundreds of new students. The awards were made to the following organizations: California – West Hills Community College District, Coalinga, $199,460 Georgia – Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, $146,771 Maryland – Cecil College, North East, $101,825 New York – Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, $105,201 North Carolina – North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, $200,000 Ohio – Cuyahoga Community College District, Cleveland, $195,040 Oklahoma – Central Technical Center, Drumright, $200,000 Pennsylvania – Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Willow Street, $194,811 Pennsylvania – Northampton County Area Community College, Bethlehem, $134,400 Pennsylvania – The Sage Corporation, Camp Hill, $198,504 South Carolina – Orangeburg-Callhoun Technical College, Orangeburg, $197,399 Texas – Alamo Colleges/ St. Phillip’s College, San Antonio, $196,680 Virginia – Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, $199,879 The Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program was established by Congress in 2005 through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), to expand the number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses. In July 2014, FMCSA announced that the Military Skills Test Waiver Program had been expanded to include all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under this program, state licensing agencies have authority to waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Waiving the skills test expedites the civilian commercial drivers licensing application process and reduces expenses for qualified individuals and operating costs to state licensing agencies. FMCSA last year also announced that, beginning with Virginia residents, returning military service personnel who possess a state-issued Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) certificate due to a limb impairment will automatically be recognized as equivalent to an FMCSA-issued SPE certificate and allowed to obtain an interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL). FMCSA encourages other state licensing agencies to establish comparable equivalency SPE programs. To learn more about the Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/grants/cmv-operator-safety-training-grant/commercial-motor-vehicle-cmv-operator-safety-training For a listing of last year’s CMV – OST grant recipients, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-1-million-help-train-and-place-veterans-careers-commercial-truck-and-bus To learn more about the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/military To learn more about the U.S. Department of Transportation's dedication to our nation's veterans, please visit http://www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers. - See more at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-23-million-grants-help-train-veterans-jobs-commercial-truck-and-bus-drivers#sthash.1B9N6I0g.dpuf