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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 must be submitted through the SAGE (E-Grants) system.  
     
 
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  Timelines and Deadline
 
 
NJDHTS grants operate on the Federal Fiscal Year
FY2016: October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
Grant application deadline for FY2016: April 30, 2015
Grant application review, scoring, revisions, and
recommendations: May-June, 2015
Grant rejection notification: July/August, 2015
Formal approval: TBA based on the receipt of federal funding
 
     
  For additional information on these or other programs please contact Ray Reeve, South Region Supervisor, at 609-633-9093 or raymond.reeve@lps.state.nj.us  
  When completing an application for a non-mobilization grant,
the narrative should state the specific safety problem as well
as providing three years of data supporting the existence of
the problem. Additionally, measurable objectives should be
identified to measure the effectiveness of the program.
 
 
  Comprehensive Traffic Safety Programs (CTSP's)  
 
Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program grants address multiple traffic safety concerns within a county or region.
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 87.59%.
The goal of the seat belt program is to continue to raise this usage rate in the years ahead and increase proper use of child restraints.
In the Southern Region, seat belt grant funding is distributed through the annual Click It or Ticket two-week enforcement mobilization.
Contact the Region Supervisor to be considered for the
next Click It or Ticket funding cycle.
 
  Pedestrian Safety  
 
Because the proportion of pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey is 24% (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 crash rates.
In the Southern Region, municipalities that are statistically
high for pedestrian injury crashes are eligible to apply for
our Pedestrian Safety Grant.
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.
 
  Impaired Driving (Alcohol and Other Drugs)  
 
The proportion of alcohol-related fatalities in New Jersey is 22.5%.
In the Southern Region, impaired driving enforcement grant funding is distributed through the Year-End and August/September "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdowns. County agencies (such as Prosecutor's Offices) can apply for grants to coordinate county-wide sobriety checkpoints. Contact the Region Supervisor to be considered for the next funding cycle.
Year-round, countywide sobriety checkpoint
and DRE call-out grants will also be considered.
Contact the Regional Supervisor to be considered for the next “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over funding cycle.
 
  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 South Region are expected to support statewide enforcement campaigns, whether funded or non-funded:
 
U Drive. U Text. U Pay: April 2015
Click It or Ticket: May 2015
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (2): August and December 2015
 
  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:
 
Speed
Agressive Driving
Bicycling Safety
Crash Investigation
Distractions
EMS Training - relating to crash response
Motorcycle Safety
School Bus/Pupil Transportation
Traffic Engineering - primarily pedestrian pavement
markings and pedestrian signs, but some traffic studies
will be considered
 
 
For any of these program areas, potential grantees should
utilize the SAGE (E-Grants) application and should plan
to include a detailed Problem Identification section with
3 years of motor vehicle crash injury or property damage
statistics, goals, objectives and strategies.
 
       
 
For additional information on these or other programs please contact Ray Reeve, South Region Supervisor, at 609-633-9093 or raymond.reeve@lps.state.nj.us
 
       
     
   
 
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