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The Road to Zero (RTZ) initiative launched in October 2016 by the National Safety Council, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the goal of eliminating roadway deaths within 30 years. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control became a partner to RTZ, which now has more than 650 coalition members. The U.S. Department of Transportation committed $1 million a year for three years and an additional $500 thousand in year two to fund Safe System Innovation Grants; NSC is distributing these grants.
To qualify, an organization must clearly explain how their innovative program will reduce roadway fatalities, set a time frame for the reduction, outline how the program will be evaluated, detail how the organization intends to reach its target audience and list the funds requested.
Each application was reviewed and rated on the same criteria by four separate grant readers. The top eight grant applicants, totaling $1 million, chosen for the second year of the Safe System Innovation Grants are listed below in alphabetical order. In 2017, there were seven grant winners.
Get more detail on each of the eight programs here.