The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce the next application cycle for the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program.

Act 1176 of 2013 authorized the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP).

The purpose of this act is to advance State interests in roadway safety by proposing to improve the safety of the commercial truck industry through cooperative public private programs that focus on increased enforcement, regulatory compliance, industry training, and educational programs to ensure the safe movement of goods on Arkansas highways.

The ACTSEP is funded with the first $2 million collected annually from a 15 percent registration fee increase for certain trucks operating in Arkansas under the International Registration Plan.

Beginning Thursday project applications can be obtained:

• Online at ardot.gov/program_mgmt/ACTSEP.aspx.

• By mailing the Arkansas Department of Transportation, c/o Program Management Division, P.O. Box 2261 Little Rock, AR 72203-2261.

• In person at Room 503 of the Arkansas Department of Transportation Central Office Headquarters building, 10324 Interstate 30 (Exit 130) in Little Rock.

• By calling 501-569-2481.

• By faxing 501-569-2623.

• By emailing LFPA@ahtd.ar.gov.

Applications must be received at the address shown above by 4 p.m. May 1 to be considered for funding.