Local governments, law enforcement agencies, state agencies, academic institutions, and private non-profits can apply for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pass-through funding for projects related to various areas of highway safety. Applications must support Virginia's primary transportation safety goal of reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from traffic crashes.
Approved applications are funded from October 1 through September 30.
VAHSO typically announces the request for applications January 31.
Applications must be submitted on or before February 28.
VAHSO evaluates applications using several criteria, including:
Potential traffic safety impact of the proposed activities
Collision statistics and rankings
Seriousness of identified problems
Performance on previous grants
Proportionality of funding requested with identified traffic safety problem(s)
Value of the funding requested for the proposed activities
Interested applicants must attend a mandatory workshop before applying for grant funding.
More information about the workshop and guidelines for grant applications can be obtained by contacting a VAHSO program manager.