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Community Traffic Safety Grants

This grant program, funded by NHTSA, funds projects, programs and research that help achieve the mission of zero traffic deaths. The Coalition received over 60 applications for this round of funding. The awarded projects will address the troubling rise in roadway fatalities by implementing the three pillars of the Road to Zero strategy.

This work is more important now than ever. According to NSC estimates, 46,020 people died on our roads in 2021, up 9% from 2020 and up 18% from 2019. Each life lost is someone’s friend, loved one or neighbor, and each loss is preventable.

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A message from Dr. Steven Cliff, deputy administrator of NHTSA

Congratulations to the 2022 Grant Recipients

Partnering to Bring Safe Systems to Tribal Communities - Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, in partnership with the Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center, will collaborate with indigenous communities to increase awareness and implementation of Safe Systems approaches.

Northwest Center PATHS (Prioritizing Accessible Transportation, Health & Safety) 4 Belmont Cragin (legal name Northwest Side Housing Center) 

The Northwest Center PATHS 4 Belmont Cragin project will work to eliminate deaths and injuries in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood by building awareness, and providing education and hands-on demonstration.

Change at the Crossroads of America: Indiana's Road to Zero (Health by Design) 
Indianapolis, operating across Indiana

A series of activities, falling into the broad categories of research, assessment and data analysis, education and training, public engagement, project implementation and evaluation, will support statewide education, training and technical assistance on the Safe System approach and safety culture (Indiana Road to Zero Academy), and technical assistance and project implementation in five local communities.

New Jersey Community Traffic Safety Profiles: Utilizing Data Integration and Visualization to Support Equitable Advancement of Road to Zero Pillars (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) 
New Jersey

The goal of the project is to design and prototype an interactive, accessible data dashboard that creates a series of community-specific traffic safety reports, referred to as the New Jersey Community Traffic Safety Profiles. The Safety Profiles will be specifically designed to support on-the-ground iterative efforts to select, implement and evaluate traffic safety countermeasures at the state and local level.

Youth Centered Near Miss and Crash Reporting Tool (Washington Area Bicyclist Association with Howard University Transportation Research Center and Safe Routes Partnership)
Washington, DC

This project will pilot creation of a near miss crash reporting tool for Washington, D.C., specifically focusing on youth, equity and a reporting culture shift.

Beyond Traffic Safety: Advancing Personal Safety, Security and Sense of Belonging for BIPOC Portlanders (Portland Bureau of Transportation)
Portland, Oregon

Portland will engage with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to identify and integrate personal safety thinking and practices into the Safe Streets component of the Safe System approach. The final products will include a full report and toolkit with specific approaches for expanding Safe Streets to include safety for BIPOC community members to travel free from harassment, distribution of safety gear within communities participating in the focus groups and creation of Safe Streets for All grant program to support implementation of community-led initiatives.

2019 Grant Recipients

2018 Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

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