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The NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety offers, on an annual basis, federal grant funding to agencies that wish to undertake programs designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the roads of New Jersey. Municipal, county, state government and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, are encouraged to apply for NJDHTS grant funding to address specific, local traffic safety issues.  
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  All grant applications should be submitted through the SAGE (E-Grants) system.  
     
 
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  Timelines and Deadline
 
 
NJDHTS grants operate on the Federal Fiscal Year
FY2015: October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Grant application deadline for FY2015: April 30, 2014
Grant application review, scoring, revisions, and
recommendations: May-June, 2014
Grant rejection notification: July/August, 2014
Formal approval: TBA based on the receipt of federal funding
 
     
  For additional information on the following programs please contact Bob Gaydosh, North Region Supervisor, at 609-633-9022 or robert.gaydosh@lps.state.nj.us  
 
  Comprehensive Traffic Safety Programs (CTSP's)  
 
Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program grants address multiple traffic safety concerns within a county or community.
CTSP grants include numerous tasks and strategies involving enforcement, education and engineering
The potential grantee must provide a detailed Problem Identification section with extensive information about the community, data analysis, and creative solutions.
 
  Seat Belts  
 
The current seat belt usage rate in New Jersey is 91%.
The goal of the seat belt program is to continue to raise this usage rate in the years ahead.
In the North Region, seat belt grant funding is distributed through the annual Click It or Ticket two-week enforcement mobilization.
Currently there are no year-round seat belt grants available.
Contact the Region Supervisor to be considered for the next Click It or Ticket funding cycle.
 
  Impaired Driving  
 
The proportion of alcohol-related fatalities in New Jersey is 19%.
In the North Region, impaired driving enforcement grant funding is distributed through the Year-End and August /September “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdowns.
Year-round, innovative impaired driving grants involving enforcement and education will also be considered.
Contact the Region Supervisor to be considered for the next “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” funding cycle.
 
  Pedestrian Safety  
 
Because the proportion of pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey is 25% (well above the national average), pedestrian safety is a continuing priority.
The goal of the pedestrian safety program area is to lower the pedestrian fatality and injury rates.
In the North Region, municipalities in the Top 25 of the region for pedestrian injury crashes are eligible to apply for our Pedestrian Safety Grant. Municipalities outside of the Top 25 may also apply for funding, as available.
The grant includes funding for overtime enforcement at pedestrian safety hot spots in the community and educational outreach throughout the community.
Contact the Region Supervisor to find out if you qualify and to receive further information.
 
  Child Passenger Safety  
 
Child passenger safety grants are concentrated at
the regional or County level, focusing on consistently
scheduled “stations” in lieu of roving checkpoints. Booster
seat education materials have been developed and
grantees are required to address this issue.
 
  Mobilizations and Crackdowns  
 
All police agencies in the North Region are expected to support statewide enforcement campaigns, whether funded or non-funded:
 
Click It or Ticket: May 2014
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (2): August and December 2014
 
  Other Eligible Programs  
 
Grant applications may also be submitted that utilize enforcement, education or engineering counter-measures to address other specific traffic safety issues including:
  Aggressive Driving
Bicycling Safety
  Crash Investigation
  Distractions
  Diversity Programs
  DRE Drug Recognition Experts
  EMS Training
  GDL/Young Drivers
  Traffic Records
  Motorcycle Safety
  Older Driver Safety
  School Bus/Pupil Transportation
  Speed
  Traffic Engineering
   
   
 
 
For additional information on the preceding programs please contact Bob Gaydosh, North Region Supervisor, at 609-633-9022 or robert.gaydosh@lps.state.nj.us
 
     
   
 
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