Applications open Jan. 1 for funding for Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Law enforcement agencies, local governments, community​ organizations, schools, hospitals, state agencies, and nonprofits that help reduce traffic crashes and injuries in North Carolina can apply for the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program beginning Jan. 1. The applications, which are awarded for the 2022 federal fiscal year, must be made no later than Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

Over 100 grants from $20,000 to $1 million have been awarded every October in previous years. Monies have been spent to:

  • reduce impaired driving
  • encourage seat belt use
  • reduce speed-related fatalities
  • promote pedestrian and bicycle safety
  • advance motorcycle safety
  • promote child passenger safety seats

Organizations can find out more information about the process at the Connect NCDOT Website. A grant orientation video is available to troubleshoot any issues, plus parties can call 919-814-3650 with questions.

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program include various initiatives, including Click It or TicketBooze It & Lose ItBikeSafe NCWatch For Me NCSpeed a Little. Lose a Lot, and North Carolina’s Vision Zero.


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