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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million in Road Safety Grant Funding

Grants provide equipment, training, and enforcement resources for local communities
For immediate release:
9/14/2022
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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million in Road Safety Grant Funding

Timothy McGuirk, Communications

BostonToday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $10.9 million in federal grant funding to improve road safety across the Commonwealth. 186 municipal and state agencies completed a competitive grant process by submitting plans for improved traffic safety training, equipment, and enforcement. Together, these efforts align with Massachusetts’ Annual Highway Safety Plan that describes the state’s safety trends and guides improvements for the year ahead.

“From the time we took office, our administration has prioritized the safety of all residents and visitors who share the use of the Commonwealth’s roads,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through investments like the ones we are announcing today, we are continuing to work with local partners to strengthen safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and communities.”   

“We remain committed to delivering support to local officials who understand the positive effect of sustainable roadway safety,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Every tool made possible by today’s grants empowers police to educate the public about our Commonwealth’s laws, reduce speeding, renew our commitment to wear seat belts, and properly address all forms of distracted and impaired driving.”  

Since taking office in 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has distributed approximately $70 million in highway safety grants. The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security serves as the state administering agency for federal funding sources, including: the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and the source today’s grant awards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

“Safe roadways are achieved through strong federal, state, and local partnerships. These grants support our shared goal of reinforcing good driving behavior, deterring impaired and distracted driving, enhancing law enforcement training, and identifying data-driven solutions,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy. “I commend the Office of Grants and Research for their excellence and ongoing work to deliver vital resources that improve public safety across the Commonwealth.”

“The Office of Grants and Research is committed to working closely with our partners across the state to ensure safety on our roads and in our communities.  This funding will support data-driven efforts to address threats to roadway safety in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Kevin Stanton, Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Research.

Local and state organizations receiving awards are listed below:

Agency

Initiative

Award

Abington Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$11,972.88

Acton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,980.00

Agawam Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$22,472.00

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

Underage Drinking Compliance Checks, Enforcement Program to Prevent the Sale of Alcohol to Intoxicated Persons

$323,424.20

Amesbury Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,999.28

Amherst Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$27,489.00

Arlington Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$11,972.88

Ashburnham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$14,762.36

Athol Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,920.00

Auburn Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$10,146.00

Ayer Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,777.00

Barnstable Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Barre Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,952.00

Beverly Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$62,575.00

Billerica Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Blackstone Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,480.00

Bolton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,705.60

Boston Police Department

eCitation Transition, Municipal Road Safety Program

$580,656.00

Braintree Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$33,033.00

Brockton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Brookline Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,180.00

Burlington Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,999.27

Cambridge Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,950.00

Canton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$13,935.00

Charlton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Chelsea Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Chester Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$7,216.99

Chicopee Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,995.00

Cohasset Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$16,417.00

Dalton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,192.04

Danvers Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$24,592.00

Dartmouth Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,677.00

Dedham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$21,392.37

Dennis Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$22,085.00

Dighton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,000.00

Douglas Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$15,600.00

Dudley Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,998.00

East Bridgewater Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,504.80

East Brookfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$15,000.00

Eastham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$8,195.00

Easthampton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Fairhaven Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,304.80

Fall River Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,999.00

Falmouth Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,953.00

Fitchburg Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$61,570.00

Foxborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$28,188.04

Framingham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$61,918.00

Gardner Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$23,311.50

Georgetown Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,000.00

Gill Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,450.00

Gloucester Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,000.00

Grafton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Granby Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,000.00

Granville Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,565.00

Groton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,106.65

Groveland Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$5,760.00

Hadley Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,100.00

Halifax Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$2,510.00

Hamilton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$9,880.00

Harvard Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,074.00

Harwich Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Haverhill Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,985.32

Hingham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,075.65

Hinsdale Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,996.60

Holbrook Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$15,918.00

Holden Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,965.00

Holyoke Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,000.00

Hopedale Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,983.66

Hull Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,831.15

Ipswich Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Lakeville Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,947.00

Lancaster Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,924.00

Lawrence Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$51,057.00

Leicester Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,675.00

Leverett Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$10,908.36

Lincoln Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,978.72

Lowell Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Ludlow Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$2,210.70

Lynn Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,972.00

Malden Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,998.90

Mansfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$6,258.72

Marblehead Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,956.50

Marlborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$60,205.00

Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Registry of Motor Vehicles-Merit Rating Board

Accessible Citation Data

$550,000.00

Massachusetts District Attorney's Association

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

$196,797.00

Massachusetts State Police

Sobriety Checkpoints, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training, Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education, Distracted Driving Enforcement, Speed Enforcement, Law Enforcement Liaison, Young Driver Education, and Breath Test Operator Training

$3,398,021.38

Massachusetts Trial Court

Judicial Education Relating to Highway Safety Strategies

$18,135.00

Medford Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,965.75

Medway Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$3,300.00

Merrimac Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,859.00

Methuen Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$32,595.20

Milford Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,000.00

Millbury Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,926.00

Millis Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,560.00

Municipal Police Training Committee

Drug Evaluation and Classification Training, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training, and Crash Reconstruction and Speed Measurement Training.

$1,063,622.65

Nahant Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,918.00

Natick Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,931.60

Needham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,182.88

New Bedford Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$51,000.00

New Marlborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,000.00

Newton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,962.10

Norfolk Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,864.00

North Brookfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,558.00

Northampton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,983.00

Northborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$21,000.00

Northbridge Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,325.95

Norwood Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,793.00

Oakham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$4,572.00

Oxford Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$22,264.56

Paxton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,921.00

Peabody Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,981.80

Pembroke Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,850.00

Pittsfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$56,194.00

Plympton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,010.00

Princeton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,998.00

Quincy Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Raynham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,950.00

Rehoboth Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Revere Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,495.00

Rochester Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$16,200.00

Rockland Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$24,439.00

Rockport Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$4,495.00

Royalston Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$11,520.00

Russell Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,976.50

Russell-Montgomery Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,824.00

Rutland Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,752.00

Salem Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$59,586.00

Salisbury Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,969.00

Scituate Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,950.00

Seekonk Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,567.26

Sharon Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Sherborn Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,932.72

Shirley Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,067.18

Shrewsbury Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,953.59

Somerset Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,479.82

Somerville Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,040.00

South Hadley Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$21,410.00

Southborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,998.74

Springfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,950.00

Sterling Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,925.95

Stoneham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,000.00

Stoughton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$31,971.42

Stow Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,000.00

Sturbridge Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,789.42

Sunderland Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$13,144.56

Swampscott Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,250.00

Swansea Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$29,859.62

Taunton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$38,860.00

Topsfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,922.05

Tyngsborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,083.20

Upton Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$18,741.20

Uxbridge Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Wakefield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,760.00

Walpole Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,268.00

Waltham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$64,995.00

Ware Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$14,510.50

Warren Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$17,280.00

Warwick Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$4,670.00

Washington Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,833.10

Wayland Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$21,820.00

Webster Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Wellesley Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$15,799.00

Wellfleet Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$19,984.00

West Springfield Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,272.00

Westborough Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$21,651.00

Westford Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$23,699.99

Westminster Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$15,020.20

Westport Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$20,963.20

Westwood Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$28,073.28

Weymouth Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$65,000.00

Wilbraham Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$30,000.00

Wilmington Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$34,982.00

Worcester Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$62,860.00

Yarmouth Police Department

Municipal Road Safety Program

$35,000.00

Total

 

$10,983,420.31

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million in Road Safety Grant Funding

Office of Grants and Research 

The Office of Grants and Research oversees the distribution and administration of grants, and conducts research, related to criminal justice, anti-drug and violence prevention education, law enforcement and traffic safety. The Office is divided into four divisions: Justice and Prevention, Highway Safety, Homeland Security and Research and Policy Analysis, which maintains the Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Center.

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security 

EOPSS is responsible for the policy development and budgetary oversight of its secretariat agencies, independent programs, and several boards which aid in crime prevention, homeland security preparedness, and ensuring the safety of residents and visitors in the Commonwealth.
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