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Safety Grants Available for Local Highway Jurisdictions

Monday, February 29, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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NOW Accepting FFY 2017 Highway Safety Grant Applications

The Idaho Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety funds grants, which address specific traffic safety priority areas, including Impaired Driving, Aggressive Driving, Distracted Driving, Occupant Protection, Child Passenger Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Youthful Drivers and Traffic Records. Grants may be awarded for assisting the Idaho Office of Highway Safety in addressing traffic safety deficiencies, expansion of an ongoing activity, or development of a new program or intervention. This application is for yearlong grants and is not the same as the Traffic Enforcement Mobilization Agreement (TEMA).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Highway Safety Funds, by law, cannot be used for highway construction, maintenance, or design. Requests for NHTSA grant funds are not appropriate for projects such as safety barriers, turning lanes, traffic signals and pavement/crosswalk markings. Additionally, funds cannot be used for facility construction or the purchase of office furniture. Because of limited funding, the Office of Highway Safety does not fund the purchase of vehicles.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Highway Safety on or before March 18, 2016 by 5:00 PM MST. Please make sure that you have completed all elements of the application in order to be considered. For additional information and instructions regarding the grant application process, following is a link to the application:

Idaho Transportation Department
PO Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129 
P: (208) 334-8100
F: (208) 334-4430  

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