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U.S. Department of Transportation: Indian Highway Safety Program Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) supports federally recognized tribes that implement traffic safety programs and projects that reduce the number of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries, and property damage. Support will be provided for the following program areas:

1. Impaired driving: Programs directed at reducing injuries and death attributed to impaired driving on reservations such as: selective traffic enforcement programs (STEP) to apprehend impaired drivers, specialized law enforcement training (such as standardized field sobriety testing), public information programs on alcohol/other drug use and driving, education programs for convicted DWI/DUI offenders, youth alcohol education programs promoting traffic safety, DUI/Impaired driving courts, and programs or projects directed toward judicial training.

2. Occupant protection: Programs directed at decreasing injuries and deaths attributed to the lack of safety belt and child restraint usage such as: surveys to determine usage rates and to identify high-risk non-users, comprehensive programs to promote correct usage of child safety seats and other occupant restraints, enforcement of safety belt ordinances or law, specialized training (e.g., Operation Kids, traffic occupant protection strategies (TOPS), Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician Training), and evaluations.

3. Traffic records: Programs to help tribes develop or update electronic traffic records systems that will assist with analysis of crash information, causational factors, and support joint efforts with other agencies to improve the tribe’s traffic system.

Amount: Awards are in the form of reimbursable grants.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes.

Link: The summary above is inclusive of two Grants.gov postings:

The Indian Highway Safety Law Enforcement Grant: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301617

Indian Highway Safety Occupant Protection Grant: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301619

The Grants.gov postings provided above link to a single U.S. Department of Transportation solicitation, The Indian Highway Safety Grants, which is summarized above.

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