DMV invites organizations to apply for Highway Safety Grant Fund

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The DMV invites community organizations, colleges, universities and government agencies interested in traffic safety to apply for a highway safety grant.

The goal of the grant is to support the implementation of “innovative programs and campaigns aimed at preventing and reducing traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes in Virginia,” according to a press statement.

Applications are being accepted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 and require applicants to complete a grant application training course.

For information about the application process, contact the DMV Program Manager located in the applicant’s area. Click here for the list of program managers by area.

Issues that applicants are encouraged to address through their grant application include “increase seat belt use or decrease speeding; prevent drunk, drugged, drowsy or distracted driving; or promote motorcycle, pedestrian, bike, teen or senior driver safety,” states the DMV.

Grants will be awarded for funding period beginning Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2021. “Applicants participate on a cost-reimbursement basis,” according to the statement.

The DMV says it encourages applications that focus programming on people of various cultures and ethnicities to apply.


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