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Traffic safety grants

You can find grants offered by the Office of Grants and Research's Highway Safety Division listed below.

FFY 2023 Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to make available up to $5,000,000 in FFY 2023 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant funding. OGR is the State Administering Agency for traffic safety grants provided by NHTSA. These grants are being made available to provide police departments substantial flexibility in addressing local traffic safety issues, allowing funding beyond enforcement to include equipment options and developing novel traffic-safety programs. The goal is to support traditional enforcement activities and develop new strategies to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts.

Funds will be awarded competitively to eligible local police departments in Massachusetts.

Eligible applicants: Massachusetts municipal police departments

Key Dates

AGF Posted

June 1, 2022

MRS Webinar/Workshop

June 8 & June 9, 2022

Application Template Due Date

June 30, 2022

Award Announcement (tentative)

September 2022

Contract Period

October 2022 to September 15, 2023


Application Materials

FFY23 MRS AGF

FFY23 MRS Fillable Application

FFY23 MRS Application Budget Worksheet - Attachment B

Reporting Forms

FFY23 MRS Activity Report - Traffic Enforcement

FFY23 MRS Activity Report - Ped/Bike & Non-Enforcement


For more information about this grant, please email Richard Valeri at OGR.MRS@mass.gov.

 

 

 

FFY 2023 State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Grant, Section 405(c) funding, Availability of Grant Funds (AGF)

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administering Agency for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Section 405(c) grant funding received annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Funding made available through this competitive AGF comes from a federal grant program, described in 23 U.S. Code § 405 and 23 CFR § 1300.22, known as the 405(c) - State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Grant (STSISI).  These sections establish criteria for grants to states to: 

  • Make measurable improvements to performance attributes (accessibility, accuracy, completeness, integration, timeliness, or uniformity) of state safety data systems (citation/adjudication, crash, driver, EMS/injury surveillance, roadway, or vehicle) that will assist with identifying priorities for federal, state, and local traffic safety programs;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of such efforts;
  • Link state data systems, including traffic records and relevant data systems;
  • Improve the compatibility and interoperability of state data systems with national data systems and the data systems of other states; and
  • Enhance the state’s ability to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.


OGR is issuing this competitive AGF to make multiple grant awards totaling up to $1,400,000 in FFY 2023.

Only units of state and local government, state higher educational institutions, or not-for-profit organizations with a public purpose in Massachusetts are eligible to apply for this funding.  Private sector organizations are not eligible to receive this funding.  

Key Dates

  • AGF Posted: May 12, 2022
  • Webinar for Potential Applicants: June 1, 2022
  • Letters of Intent: by 5 PM, June 16, 2022
  • Questions Regarding AGF: by 5 PM, June 24, 2022
  • Electronic AGF Responses: by 4 PM, June 30, 2022
  • Project Presentations: on or about July 19, 2022 
  • ETRCC Review of Projects: anticipated on August 2, 2022
  • Award Announcements: on or about August 22, 2022 
  • Project Start Dates: on or after October 1, 2022
  • Project End Dates: not to exceed September 15, 2024

Please direct questions regarding this AGF to Mr. Brook Chipman, Senior Program Manager, at OGR at brook.chipman@mass.gov.


Application Materials and Information

FFY 2023 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding AGF

FFY 2023 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding AGF Attachment A - Application

FFY 2023 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding Attachment B - Budget Worksheets

OGR Risk Assessment Form

PDF of June 1, 2022 405c AGF Webinar Slides

Q&A for FFY 23 405c AGF as of June 24, 2022

Project Presentation Information as of 7/5/22

Boston Police Department's July 19 presentation for eCitation Transition Project

Merit Rating Board's July 19 presentation for Accessible Citation Project


Possible Documents Required at Award Stage

OGR General Subrecipient Grant Conditions

OGR A-133 Reporting Form

OGR FFATA Form

Contractor Authorized Signatory Form

 

 

2022 Car Seat Distribution Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is currently accepting applications from eligible entities for the 2022 Car Seat Distribution Program. Awarded applicants will be provided 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 are provided with free car seats, and caregivers are educated on their 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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 20, 2022.

2022 Car Seat Distribution Program: Notice of Solicitation for Applications (NOSA)

2022 Car Seat Distribution Program: Application

2022 Car Seat Distribution Program: Price List and Order Form

FFY23 State Agency Traffic Safety Grant

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to make up to $5 million in FFY 2023 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant funding available to Massachusetts state government agencies. OGR is the State Administering Agency for NHTSA’s traffic safety grants to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses in Massachusetts.

Applications must focus on addressing one or more of the following road safety priority areas:

  • - Alcohol and/or Drug-Impaired Driving
  • - Bicyclist Safety
  • - Child Passenger Safety
  • - Distracted Driving
  • - Drowsy Driving
  • - Motorcyclist Safety
  • - Older Drivers ≥ 65 years old
  • - Pedestrian Safety
  • - Seat Belt Usage
  • - Speeding/Aggressive Driving
  • - Younger Drivers ≤ 21 years old


Key Dates

AGF POSTED:

March 23, 2022

AGF QUESTIONS BY:

April 6, 2022

AGF ANSWERS POSTED:

April 8, 2022

DUE DATE:

April 21, 2022 @ 4 PM EST

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

August 2022

GRANT PERIOD START DATE:

On or after October 1, 2022

END DATE:

September 2023

 

Application Materials

FFY23 State Agency Grant AGF

FFY23 State Agency Grant Funding Request - Attachment A

FFY23 State Agency Grant Budget - Attachment B

FFY23 State Agency Grant - OGR Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form


If you have any questions related to this grant opportunity, please contact John Fabiano at john.fabiano@mass.gov.

FFY 2022 Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2022 to municipal police departments within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  This grant is being made available to help reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and their associated economic losses in Massachusetts.

Reporting Forms for FY2022 MRS

FFY2022 MRS Activity Report – Ped/Bike & Non-Enforcement
Use this report for: Pedestrian/Bike Enforcement, Safety Items, and Non-Enforcement Activities

FFY2022 MRS Activity Report – Traffic Enforcement
Use this report for Traffic Enforcement 

For questions pertaining to the grant program, please send an email to richard.valeri@mass.gov.

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