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Community Traffic Safety Grants


Applications are now open for the latest round of Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants. Funded by NHTSA, these grants support projects, programs and research that put the Road to Zero strategy into practice and help achieve our mission of zero traffic deaths.

Grants can be used to kick-start new initiatives or grow existing efforts. Get more information on the funding available, including eligibility requirements and instructions for starting an application.

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Ann Carlson of NHTSA, which funds the Community Traffic Safety grants, encourages Road to Zero members to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations to the 2022 Grant Recipients

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

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) 
Chicago

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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