PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications for funding.
This program awards eligible entities with car seats for distribution to families in need by certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians at inspection stations and/or checkup events. This program, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aims to reduce child passenger injuries and fatalities by ensuring low-income families receive free car seats and caregivers are educated on proper installation and usage.
OGR is the State Administering Agency for NHTSA’s traffic safety grants to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts. Requests for car seats will be fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis to qualified applicants.
This program is made available through federal funding. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during each funding period.
Massachusetts municipal agencies, state agencies, not-for-profit hospitals, and 501 (c)3 organizations serving children and/or families. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements, including being a registered user of the National Digital Car Seat Check Form (NDCF) and having at least one certified CPS technician on staff who is currently completing in-person seat checks for the applicant.
2023 Funding Period Key Dates:
Notice of Solicitation of Applications Released: March 28, 2023
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 7, 2023
2023 Funding Period Application Materials: