The National Highway Safety Act of 1966 provides federal grants to states to support coordinated national highway safety programs. The Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO) is responsible for administering these federal highway safety funds and serves as a valuable resource to the Virginia Legislature on highway safety issues. The VAHSO also serves in a coordinating role in various highway safety-related initiatives.
The VAHSO provides grants for programs which are designed to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and related economic losses resulting from traffic crashes on Virginia's roadways. 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. Eligible project areas are included in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Highway Safety Plan.
If you suspect fraud or misuse of federal grant funds, see Report Grant Fraud for more information.
Agencies can apply for funding in the following areas:
- Alcohol and Impaired Driving
- Occupant Protection - Safety Belt and Child Passenger Safety
- Aggressive Driving and Speeding
- Traffic Records
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
- Motorcycle Safety
- Roadway Safety
Transportation Safety Grant Awards
Transportation Safety Grant Resources
- 2016 Grant Application Workshop for State Agencies & Non-Profits
- 2016 Grant Application Workshop for Law Enforcement
- 2015 Grant Distribution Workshop
- 2012 Grant Program Manual
- Grants Frequently Asked Questions
- Online Grant Application
- 2017 Highway Safety Plan
- Safety Forms and Publications
- Safety Grants Contacts
- Report Grant Fraud