The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program accepted grant applications to fund programs aimed at preventing traffic deaths and injuries on North Carolina roads. Applications were accepted from Jan. 1-31.

Grants are open to non-profit organizations, local and state law enforcement, hospitals, state agencies and other groups proposing data-driven measures that advance traffic safety. Grants awarded will be for the 2024 federal fiscal year from Oct.1, 2023-Sept. 30, 2024.

In previous years, approximately 120 grants between $20,000 and $1 million have been awarded for projects that focus on areas such as:

·        reducing impaired driving;

·        encouraging seat belt use;

·        reducing speed-related fatalities;

·        promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety;

·        advancing motorcycle safety;

·        promoting child passenger safety seats;

A list of federal fiscal year 2023 grants is available online. Organizations interested in applying for a NCGHSP grant can learn more about the application process online via the Connect NCDOT Website. Interested applicants may also call 919-814-3650 with questions.

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program works to reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in North Carolina through safe-driving initiatives such as Click It or TicketBooze It & Lose ItBikeSafe NCWatch For Me NCSpeed a Little. Lose a Lot, and North Carolina’s Vision Zero initiative.