The goals of the OGR include:
- Improving community safety and local preparedness by providing resources to communities based on need;
- Investing in innovative programs;
- Granting awards based on national and state priorities;
- Fostering collaboration across jurisdictions by delivering grant dollars with a regional approach;
- Reducing fatalities, injuries, and economic losses related to motor-vehicle crashes on Massachusetts roadways;
- Making funding decisions that are in part based on research, empirical data, and best practices; and
- Ensuring that the grant awarding process is open, competitive, and in compliance with federal and state guidelines.
In addition to administering grants, OGR provides many services to government and non-profit agencies through various trainings and technical assistance, publications, and data sharing.
The OGR is comprised of five "Divisions:"
- Homeland Security Division
- Justice and Prevention Division
- Highway Safety Division
- Research and Policy Analysis Division
- Fiscal Division
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