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North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program is calling for applicants

Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 29, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – Starting January 1, 2021, the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will be accepting grant applications to fund programs aimed at preventing traffic deaths and injuries on roadways.

Submissions must be made no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Grants are open to non-profit organizations, local and state law enforcement, hospitals, state agencies and other groups proposing data-driven projects that advance traffic safety.

Grants awarded will be for the 2022 federal fiscal year, beginning Oct.1, 2021.

In past years more than 100 grants ranging from $20,000 to $1 million have been awarded for projects that focus on reducing impaired driving; encouraging seat belt use; reducing speed-related fatalities; promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety; advancing motorcycle safety; promoting child passenger safety seats; and other related initiatives.

A list of GHSP’S FY 2020 grants is available online,and you can also explore existing safe-driving initiatives.

Organizations interested in applying for a NCGHSP grant can learn more about the application process online via the Connect NCDOT Website and by reviewing a grant orientation video.

Applicants may also call 919-814-3650 with questions.

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