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A boy in a booster seat

Section 2011 Child Safety and Child Booster
Seat Incentive Grants

All State Highway Safety Grant Programs

History and Administration

The Section 2011 Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Incentive Grant grant program was authorized under SAFETEA-LU. It was administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the federal level and the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) at the state level. This program was not reauthorized under MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.

Purpose

This grant program was created to encourage states to enact and enforce booster seat laws.

Requirements

States were eligible for a grant if they has enacted and were enforcing a law requiring children too large for a child safety seat to be secured in a restraint that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for children 50 pounds and above. States must have satisfied a maintenance of effort requirement and were required to submit a report specifying how the grant funds would be expended. Not more than half of the funding could be used to purchase and distribute child restraints to low income families. The remaining funds could have been used for child passenger safety training, enforcement of child restraint laws and education programs about the proper use and installation of child restraints.

Funding

SAFETEA-LU authorized the Section 2011 program at at $6 million each year for FY 2006 - FY 2008 and $7 million for FY 2009 and beyond.

Total dollar amounts allocated are shown below. Click on a column header to see all federal highway safety funding for that fiscal year.

State
Ala.              
Alaska       92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
A.S.              
Ariz.             185,424
Ark.              
Calif.             1,089,064
Colo.           252,868 182,703
Conn.              
Del.   143,709 101,549 92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
D.C. 196,063 143,709 101,549 92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
Fla.              
Ga.              
Guam              
Hawaii     101,549 92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
Idaho              
Ill.     810,381 735,655 649,083 625,636 452,035
Indian
Ntns.
             
Ind.       389,474 343,641 331,228 239,319
Iowa              
Kan.   431,479 304,895 276,781 244,209 235,387 170,072
Ky.              
La.              
Maine 196,063 143,709 101,549 92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
Md.     310,526 281,893 248,719 239,734 173,213
Mass.     370,634 336,457 296,863 286,139 206,742
Mich.       601,112 530,373 511,214 369,363
Minn.       378,312     232,460
Miss.              
Mo. 852,790 625,076 441,697 400,968 353,782 341,002 246,381
Mont.              
Neb.              
Nev.              
N.H.              
N.J. 922,703 676,320 477,908 433,840 382,785 368,957 266,580
N.M.              
N.Y.              
N.C.   763,380 539,427 489,686 432,059 416,452 300,895
N.D.              
M.P.              
Ohio              
Okla.              
Ore.   366,069 258,676 234,823 207,189 199,704 144,291
Pa.             435,396
P.R.              
R.I.       92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
S.C.              
S.D.              
Tenn.   568,101 401,437 364,420 321,535 309,920 223,924
Texas         1,157,552 1,115,737 806,145
Utah     167,130 151,718 133,864 129,028 93,226
Vt. 196,063 143,709 101,549 92,185 81,337 78,399 56,645
V.I.              
Va.   639,405 451,823 410,160 361,892 348,819 252,030
Wash.   571,065 403,531 366,321 323,213 311,536 225,092
W.Va. 268,021 196,453 138,822 126,019 111,189 107,172 77,435
Wis   587,816 415,368 377,066 332,693 320,674 231,695
Wy.              
Total $ 2,631,703 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000
Total States 5 + D.C. 13 + DC 18 + D.C. 23 + D.C. 23 + D.C. 24 + D.C. 28 + D.C.