RALEIGH — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will soon be accepting grant applications to fund programs aimed at preventing traffic deaths and injuries on North Carolina roadways.
Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 1, 2021. Submissions must be made no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Grants are open to nonprofit 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, which begins Oct. 1, 2021.
In previous years, more than 100 grants between $20,000 and $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
- other related initiatives