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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 2020 State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Grant (Section 405c Funding)

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administering Agency for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Section 405(c) grant funding received annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The primary intent of this grant opportunity is to help states improve the performance attributes of core traffic safety information systems.

OGR is issuing this competitive AGF with an anticipated total award amount of $1,300,000 being made available.

OGR seeks to provide Section 405(c) funding available in FFY 2020 from NHTSA for projects to improve the accessibility, accuracy, completeness, integration, timeliness, and/or uniformity (performance attributes) of one or more of the following six core traffic record systems of the Commonwealth: crash, roadway, vehicle, driver, citation/adjudication, and injury surveillance/EMS.

Improving these systems will enhance the ability of traffic record stakeholders to conduct problem identification, develop and implement projects, and evaluate project impact of local, state, and federal traffic safety programs.

Permissible projects could also evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to improve these six systems; link these systems with other appropriate state or federal data systems; improve compatibility and interoperability of state data systems with national systems and those in other states; and enhance an agency’s ability to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.

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


Key Dates

  • AGF Posted: January 31, 2020
  • **UPDATE** Letters of Intent Due: by 11:59 pm, March 20, 2020
  • Questions regarding AGF: by 11:59 pm, April 13, 2020
  • E-Applications Due: by 11:59 pm, April 16, 2020
  • Original, Signed Applications Due: by 4:30 pm, April 28, 2020
  • ETRCC Review of Projects: late May 2020
  • Anticipated Award Announcements: mid-June 2020
  • Anticipated Project Start Dates: Summer 2020


Application Materials & Project Webinar Information

FFY 2020 Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Grant Program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administering Agency for traffic safety grants provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

OGR is pleased to announce the availability of up to $700,000 in federal funding for grants to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety via overtime enforcement of traffic laws applicable to pedestrians and bicyclists, educational materials, and safety items for public distribution.

Eligible Applicants

All municipal law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth are eligible to apply. 

Key Dates

Application Posted:  March 10, 2020 
Application Deadline:  April 7, 2020 by 4:00PM EST
Tentative Award Announcements:    April or May 2020
Tentative Grant Period: May 15 to September 15, 2020  

If you have any questions regarding this grant, please email Christina Hernandez at christina.hernandez@mass.gov.

Application Materials

FFY 2020 Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Grant Program AGF

Attachment A - FFY 2020 Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Grant Application Form

Attachment B - FFY 2020 Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Grant Budget Detail Worksheet

FFY 2020 Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Grant - Authorized Signatory Listing Form

FFY 2021 Traffic Safety Grant Program for State Government Agencies

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administering Agency for traffic safety grants provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Each year, OGR is required to submit a Highway Safety Plan (HSP) on or before July 1st to NHTSA that details how OGR proposes to administer future highway safety federal grant dollars, awarded in September.  OGR anticipates allocating approximately $3.5 million in future FFY 2021 NHTSA grant funding for state agencies to receive.  The purpose of this AGF, is to allow current and new state agencies the opportunity to be included for funding in our FFY21 HSP.  This grant opportunity is limited to Massachusetts state government agencies that are qualified and legally authorized to provide the scope of services listed within this AGF.  The primary intent of this grant program is to help reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and their associated economic losses in Massachusetts.

Continuation Subrecipients/Specified Planned Activity Proposals: Funds will be provided to eligible Massachusetts state government agencies for implementation of the following Planned Activities that are anticipated to be included in the upcoming Massachusetts FFY 2021 Highway Safety Plan. The following FFY 2020 grantees and their specific projects listed below are eligible to apply for a continuation grant based on the applicant’s ability to continue to show need and previous success. 

  1. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) - Enforcement Program to Prevent the Sale of Alcohol to Intoxicated Persons
  2. ABCC - Underage Drinking Compliance Checks Program
  3. Massachusetts Trial Court- Judicial Education Program
  4. Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association- Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
  5. Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) - Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DEC)
  6. MPTC - Impaired Driving Law Enforcement Specialized Training
  7. MPTC- Municipal Police Training
  8. Massachusetts State Police (MSP)- Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Checkpoints
  9. MSP- Distracted Driving Enforcement
  10. MSP- Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training
  11. MSP Occupant Protection CIOT Enforcement Campaign
  12. MSP- Sobriety Checkpoint & Saturation Patrols
  13. MSP- Speed Enforcement
  14. MSP- Law Enforcement Liaison
  15. MSP- Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
  16. MSP- Young Drivers Education Program
  17. MSP- Office of Alcohol Testing Training
  18. Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)- Motorcycle Safety Program Enhancements
  19. RMV- Fatality Analysis Reporting System Cooperative Agreement

This is a competitive grant opportunity and all applications are subject to a thorough and fair review process. Awards will be determined based on available funds as well as the content provided to OGR within the applications. Agencies eligible and/or seeking funds for multiple projects/activities, MUST submit a separate application for each request.

Unspecified Competitive Proposals: In addition to the Planned Activities listed above, OGR will also give consideration to proposals from Massachusetts state government agencies for activities that are not identified above. Proposed activities may address road safety issues related to driving behavior such as impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant protection, non-motorized (i.e., pedestrian or bicyclists safety), motorcyclists safety, or speeding and aggressive driving.


Key Dates

AGF Posted:      March 2, 2020
Due Date: April 3, 2020 @ 4pm EST
Award Announcements: On or around September 1, 2020
Grant Period Start Date: On or around October 1, 2020
Grant Period End Date: September 15, 2021


Grant Documents

FFY 2021 State Agency AGF

Attachment A - FFY 2021 State Agency Grant Application

Attachment B - FFY 2021 State Agency Grant Budget Worksheet

 

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Jeff Brownell at jeffrey.brownell@mass.gov.

 

FFY 2020 Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Seat Distribution Grant Program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administering Agency for traffic safety grants provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

OGR is pleased to announce the availability of up to $225,000 in NHTSA grant funds to purchase federally-approved child restraints (hereafter may also be referred to as “car seats” or “seats”) for distribution at inspection stations (also known as inspection sites/fitting stations) and checkup events.  Primarily, this program aims to reduce child passenger fatalities and injuries by distributing car seats to low-income families and providing outreach and education on their proper installation and usage. 

Massachusetts municipal agencies, state agencies, not-for-profit hospitals, and 501 (c)(3) organizations that serve children and/or families are eligible to apply. 


Key Dates

AGF Posted: November 26, 2019
Written Questions due: December 6, 2019
OGR Responses posted:         FFY20 CPS Seat Distribution Grant Questions & Answers
Application Deadline: December 20, 2019 @ 4pm EST
Award Announcements: January/February 2020
Grant End Date: September 30, 2020


Application Materials

 

FFY 2020 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research, Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/OGR/HSD) announces the availability of approximately $980,000 in federal grant funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2020 for sixteen eligible municipal police departments within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for sustained high-visibility traffic enforcement. 

Eligibility

FFY 2020 STEP Eligible Departments and Maximum Award

Key Dates

AGF & Application Posted: November 20, 2019
Application Deadline: December 18, 2019 at 4:00pm EST
Award Announcements:        December/January
Grant Period End Date: September 15, 2020

For questions pertaining to this grant program, please contact Deb Firlit at deborah.firlit@mass.gov or by phone at (617) 725-3356.


Reporting Forms and Additional Grant-Related Materials

Application Documents

 

FFY 2020 Traffic Enforcement (TE) Grant Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) announces the availability of approximately $2,500,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2020 for eligible municipal police departments within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for high-visibility traffic enforcement.. 

Eligibility


Key Dates

Application Posted: October 4, 2019
Application Deadline: October 28, 2019 at 4:00pm EST
Award Announcements:       On or about November 11, 2019
Grant Period End Date: September 15, 2020

This grant provides funding for eligible departments to participate in six traffic enforcement campaign periods which may contain a required national high-visibility enforcement (HVE) mobilization. Please refer to the AGF for complete details. 

For questions pertaining to this grant program, please contact Richard Valeri at richard.valeri@mass.gov or by phone at (617) 933-3528. 


Mobilization and Reporting Materials

 

Application Documents

 

FFY 2020 Community Traffic Safety Projects Grant Program

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to announce the availability of up to $100,000 in NHTSA funding for grants to subrecipients that will implement effective community-based traffic safety educational and awareness projects to help reduce roadway crashes, injuries, fatalities, and their associated economic losses.

Key Dates

AGF Released: October 30, 2019
Written Questions Due: November 18, 2019
OGR Responses Posted:            November 22, 2019
Application Deadline: December 13, 2019 by 4pm EST
Award Announcements: January 22, 2020
Grant Period End Date: September 15, 2020

Any questions regarding this application for grant funding can be directed via email to Christina Hernandez at christina.hernandez@mass.gov

Application Materials

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