The Governor’s Highway Safety Program helps fund the efforts of law enforcement agencies, local governments, community organizations, schools and nonprofits to reduce traffic crashes in North Carolina.
These programs are funded on a federal fiscal year basis (Oct. 1 through Sept. 31). Grant applications are accepted from Jan. 1-31, though rare exceptions may be made to accept applications at other points in the GHSP grant cycle.
GHSP funds grants that address the following areas of highway safety:
- Drunken driving
- Seat belt safety
- Police traffic services
- Young drivers
- Motorcycle safety
- Traffic record-keeping
GHSP also provides funds to address distracted driving and to make roads safer for older drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, commercial motor vehicles and school buses.