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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 2022 Traffic Safety Program for State Government Agencies

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to make up to $4.25 million in FFY 2022 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 their 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

Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to Massachusetts state government agencies qualified and legally authorized to provide the activities listed for them within this AGF or otherwise allowed under state law and regulation.

AGF Posted: March 17, 2021
AGF Questions By: March 29, 2021
AGF Answers By: March 31, 2021
Application Due Date: April 15, 2021 @ 4pm EST
Award Announcements: August 2021
Grant Period Start Date:      On or after October 1, 2021
Grant End Date: September 2022


Grant Application Materials

FFY 2022 Traffic Safety Grant Program for State Government Agencies AGF

FFY 2022 Traffic Safety Grant Program for State Government Agencies - Application Template (Updated 04.07.21)

FFY 2022 Traffic Safety Grant Program for State Government Agencies - Budget Worksheet

Any questions regarding this grant offering please email Jeff Larason, Division Director, at jeff.larason@mass.gov

 

 

FFY 2021 State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Grant, Section 405(c) 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.  This grant opportunity's primary intent 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 $800,000.

OGR seeks to provide Section 405(c) funding available in FFY 2021 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: citation/adjudication, crash, driver, injury surveillance/EMS, roadway, vehicle. 

Improving these systems will enhance traffic record stakeholders' ability 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 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, state higher educational institutions, 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:    December 29, 2020 
Letters of Intent Due:    By 11:59 pm, February 10, 2021 
Questions regarding AGF:    By 11:59 pm, February 19, 2021
E-Applications Due:    by 11:59 pm, February 24, 2021 
Virtual Project Presentations:    On or about March 10, 2021 
ETRCC Review of Projects:    Anticipated April 6, 2021 
Award Announcements:    On or about April 22, 2021 
Project Start Dates:    On or about May 17, 2021 or October 1, 2021 onward 
Project End Date:    Expected by September 30, 2022 

Application Materials and Information

FFY 2021 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding AGF (updated 12.30.20)

FFY 2021 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding AGF Attachment A - Application

FFY 2021 STSISI Grant-405(c) Funding Attachment B - Budget Summary and Detail

OGR General Subrecipient Grant Conditions

OGR A-133 Reporting Form

OGR Risk Assessment Form

Contractor Authorized Signatory Form

FFATA Form

FFY 2021 STSISI Grant 405(c) Funding AGF Q&A (updated 02.19.21)

FFY 2021 STSISI Grant 405(c) Funding AGF Virtual Project Presentation Schedule

Virtual Project Presentation Materials

DCJIS: Massachusetts Automated Citation and Crash System (MACCS)

MDPH: Integration and Analysis of Crash, Injury Surveillance, and Driver Data 

MDPH: MATRIS Version 3.5 Upgrade

MDPH: Massachusetts Trauma Registry Data Timeliness, Uniformity and Custom Reporting

Holliston Police Department: Improving Interoperability and Law Enforcement Standard of Training in Crash Reports Submissions

MSP: Updated Electronic Survey Equipment for the State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit

UMassSafe: Massachusetts Trauma Registry Data Timeliness, Uniformity and Custom Reporting

RMV: Accepted With Warning Part II 

FFY 2021 Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) announces the availability of approximately $3,400,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2021 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.

Eligibility

Open to all Massachusetts municipal local police departments.

FFY21 MRS - List of Massachusetts Municipalities by Population

 

Key Dates

Application Posted:        September 17, 2020

Application Deadline:     October 14, 2020

Award Announcements:  On/about November 30, 2020

Grant Period End Date:   September 15, 2021

The MRS grant will provide funds on a competitive basis to eligible local police departments for up to three elements of road safety – enforcement, equipment, and non-enforcement traffic safety activities.  Refer to the AGF for complete details. 

For questions pertaining to the grant program, please send an email to OGR.MRS@MASS.GOV.

 

Application Documents

FFY 2021 Municipal Road Safety AGF (Updated 10.29.20)

(All documents provided below MUST be included in submission packet)

FFY 2021 MRS Application (Updated 09.29.20)

FFY 2021 MRS Grant - Attachment B (Budget Worksheet)

FFY 2021 MRS Scope of Services

FFY 2021 MRS Subrecipient Grant Conditions (updated as of 09.30.20)

FFY 2021 MRS FFATA Form

FFY 2021 MRS Authorized Signatory Form

FFY 2021 MRS A-133 Reporting Form

FFY 2021 MRS Risk Assessment Form

 

MRS Grant Information

January 26-27, 2021 MRS Expenditure Report Workshop Presentation
(please note that a registration screen appears first before the video shows)

Instructions to Merge and Rotate PDF Files

FFY 2021 MRS Grant – Frequently Asked Questions on the New Expenditure Report Form (January 2021)

FFY 2021 MRS Grant - Frequently Asked Questions (October 2020)

Reporting Materials

FFY21 MRS Enforcement Activity Report

FFY21 MRS Non-Enforcement & CPS Activity Report

FFY21 MRS Expenditure Report (distributed to departments on an individual basis)

FFY21 MRS - Sample Distracted Driving Press Release for Local Police

Hands Free Handouts  
The Distracted Driving handouts are still available. If interested, please contact Deb Firlit at Deborah.Firlit@mass.gov.

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